spiced hot chocolate

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from bon appetit, takes the chill out of shoveling.

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  • add   1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • add   3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • add   2 whole star anise
  • add   3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • add   3/4 cup brown sugar
  • add   1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • add   15 cardamom pods
  • add   6 cups milk
  • add   3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • add   12 whole cloves
  • add   2 cinnamon sticks


  1. bring the first 9 ingredients to a simmer in a large saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  2. remove from heat and let the flavors blend for 20 minutes.
  3. add cocoa powder and vanilla, return to a simmer, whisking until blended.
  4. pour into 6 cups, over a strainer.
  5. discard spices.