Allyson Reigh's spiced hot chocolate

A spiced hot chocolate for the winter

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Saskatoon-based singer-songwriter, Allyson Reigh of the popular Rosie and The Riveters is almost as passionate about cooking at home as she is about harmonizing with her talented bandmates. During the winter, Reigh loves whipping up hot chocolate at home, but adds a little kick with warming winter spices like cloves and cinnamon. Spiking with some Canadian whisky is optional, but encouraged on those extra chilly days.

Spiced hot chocolate

2 cups whole milk
1 cinnamon stick
3 cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 cup dark or bittersweet chocolate, cut into small chunks
brown sugar, to taste
2 ounces Canadian whisky, optional

Combine the milk and spices together in a sauce pan, bringing it to a simmer, stirring often.

Remove from heat, cover, and let the flavours infuse for 10 minutes.

Pour the milk through a strainer into a bowl, discard spices and return to the sauce pan to simmer.

Stir constantly, being careful not to let the milk scald

Add the chocolate chunks, brown sugar and whisk until the chocolate is melted.

Pour into mugs, spike with whisky if you so choose and enjoy!

Serves 2-3
Prep Time:
5 minutes
Cook Time:
15 minutes