Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Easy Spicy Hot Chocolate Holiday Drink Recipe

Good Food

Can You Guess the Secret Ingredient?

Hot chocolate is always delicious on a cold winter day but with this chilly winter-like weather that many parts of the US are experiencing, it's time to amp up the flavor a bit to get us out of this slump. I think this elegant and easy recipe, which incorporates the secret ingredient of Colman's Mustard, is just the thing to help us all enjoy the holidays more as well as warm up our taste buds through winter and into spring.

Image provided by Colman's Mustard

Answer: The secret ingredient adding a spicy twist to this homemade hot chocolate is Colman's Mustard!


Spicy Hot Chocolate
Yields 2 Servings

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 ozs bittersweet chocolate, broken into chunks or grated
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 stick of cinnamon or 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa extra
  • A sprinkle of Colman’s Powdered Mustard
  • A pinch of salt
  • Optional: A dollop of brandy and a little whipped cream

  • Directions 

    1. Mix the cocoa powder, sugar, salt, Colman's Powdered Mustard and cornstarch together in a small pan.

    2. Pour 1/4 cup boiling water over the dry mixture and stir until everything is dissolved and you have a smooth paste. (You can skip this step and just add the dry stuff to the hot milk in the next step, but there will be cocoa lumps.) 

    3. Put the milk, cinnamon stick and vanilla into a pot you can pour out of. 

    4. Slowly heat the milk. When you judge it to be hot – not simmering or boiling, just hot – add the 2 ounces of chocolate. Stir to dissolve. 

    5. Add the sugar/cocoa paste to the milk. · Keep stirring. When a ring of bubbles forms around the edges of the milk, turn the heat off. Remove the cinnamon stick. 

    6. Pour the chocolate into two cups. Add an optional dollop of brand and a little whipped cream.

    Image from Colman's Mustard

    About Colman’s Mustard 
    Established in 1814, Colman’s Mustard of Norwich has been recognized widely as the iconic English mustard in the U.K. Available not only in Europe, but here in the USA. Sold as dry powder mustard and prepared liquid mustard, Colman’s Mustard provides a pure, fiery and complex condiment for all recipes and dishes. Visit for more information.

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