Spiced Chocolate Cup Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 5 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings6
Main Ingredient


 Milk600 Milliliter
 Double cream300 Milliliter
 Salt1 Pinch
 Ground nutmeg2 1⁄2 Milliliter
 Ground allspice1 Pinch
 Ground cinnamon2 1⁄2 Milliliter
 Plain chocolate50 Gram
 Water85 Milliliter
 Egg yolks2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 353 Calories from Fat 291

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 32 g50%

Saturated Fat 3.9 g19.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 71.7 mg

Sodium 86.1 mg3.6%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g4%

Dietary Fiber 0.82 g3.3%

Sugars 10 g

Protein 5 g10.3%

Vitamin A 3.5% Vitamin C 0.12%

Calcium 12.8% Iron 2.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


This thick, spiced beverage is adapted from the ancient Aztec drink 'xocoatl'.
You can, if you like, add vanilla sugar.
Bring the milk and cream just to the boil in the top of a double boiler, add the salt, nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon and reduce the heat.
Cook at a bare simmer for 1 hour.
Melt the chocolate with the water in a small saucepan over a gentle heat.
Remove from the heat and whisk the mixture to a paste.
Beat in the egg yolks and stir into the milk and spice mixture.
Continue stirring until the mixture thickens.
Pour the spiced chocolate into small cups and serve immediately.