Cinnamon Espresso Hot Chocolate
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The perfect way to warm up on a cold, wintry day - cinnamon hot chocolate with a shot of espresso!
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 3
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 25g (1/4 cup) cocoa powder
  • 75g good quality dark chocolate, chopped
  • 3 capsules Nespresso Santander (or your favorite capsule), optional
  • whipped cream, optional
  1. Place the milk and cinnamon stick in a saucepan and gently bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and set aside for 10 minutes to allow the cinnamon to infuse.
  2. Sift the cocoa powder into a small heatproof bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of the warm cinnamon-infused milk and stir until a smooth paste is formed.
  3. Remove the cinnamon stick from the remaining milk and place the saucepan over low heat. Add the cocoa powder paste and chopped chocolate and whisk for 5 minutes, or just until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth and well-combined. Transfer to a serving jug.
  4. Extract the 3 Nespresso capsules into each of 3 serving glasses or mugs (1 capsule per glass). Top up the glass with the hot chocolate and serve immediately with whipped cream if desired.
I used fresh whipping cream to make my whipped cream. I added roughly one teaspoon powdered sugar and ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract to about ½ cup of whipping cream and used an electric whisk to whip it up. I was just eyeballing my measurements, but this is roughly what I used! :)
Recipe by sweetest kitchen at