Valentine’s Day: Spicy Hot Chocolate


This week Nourished Living Network is having a Valentine’s Day Progressive Dinner Party! We kick off the party today with Valentine’s drinks. I’m submitting my Spicy Hot Chocolate. Jill at The Prairie Homestead submits her Peppermint Milkshake and Jessica at Delicious Obsessions shares her Peppermint White Hot Chocolate. Adrienne at Whole New Mom shares her Sugar-Free Lemonade and Coffee Substitute. Tomorrow we’ll have dishes for a Valentine’s breakfast.

Sunday nights Jeff and I put the kids to bed after a busy day and settle in with a hot cup of chocolate to watch Downton Abbey. This past Sunday night I decided to make it darker, richer, and with a little kick. Thick and rich, just barely sweet and decidedly for the adults. This is perfect for Valentine’s Day, date night or any time you need a little change of pace. Small servings are best since the combination of liquid and lots of fat can make some people queasy.

To make the pretty heart from whipped cream, whip your coconut milk or cream and spread it on a silpat or parchment covered pan.  Freeze it until firm then use a cookie cutter or knife to cut out the whipped cream and float it on top of your drink just before serving. I free-handed this heart, next time I’ll get a cookie cutter.

This post is part of Mop It Up Mondays, Allergy-Free Wednesdays and Fat Tuesdays.

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I'm KerryAnn Foster. I live in the mountains of Western North Carolina with my husband, Jeff, and our two kids, a teen and a tween. I blog here at Intentionally Domestic (formerly Cooking Traditional Foods). I blog about Paleo, beauty, health, family, homeschool and lifestyle for women in their 30s and beyond. I have over sixteen years of real food and natural lifestyle and health experience.

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  1. […] KerryAnn at Cooking Traditional Foods submits her Spicy Hot Chocolate […]

  2. Chili powder in hot chocolate – interesting! Thanks for sharing at allergy free Wednesdays. Looking forward to seeing you again next week.
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  3. […] you want to use for this recipe. The thin, almost clear liquid can be used in other recipes, like hot chocolate or […]


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