Spiced hot chocolate is the perfect substitute for a late night snack of chocolate, crisps or biscuits. Rich in calcium, it will still satisfy your chocolate craving. If chili is not your thing, add vanilla paste or chai spice.
Milk is rich in calcium and protein which makes this spiced hot chocolate a nutritious after dinner snack. It will keep the midnight hunger at bay and prevent overeating on snack foods lurking in the pantry.
To keep the energy and fat content down, use fat free or low fat milk to make this evening beverage. It is pure myth that these milk varieties have water or sugar added to replace the fat that is removed. Full cream milk, low fat milk and fat free milk have the same nutrient profile with the exception of fat content. If the carbohydrate appears higher in the absence of fat, it is because it is slightly higher as a percentage of total volume. The same applies to protein.
By February 22, 2015Published:
Spiced hot chocolate is the perfect substitute for a late night snack of chocolate, crisps or biscuits. Rich in calcium, it will still …
- 200 ml fat free milk per serving
- 50 ml boiling water per serving
- a pinch chilli flakes per serving
- 50 g dark chocolate
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon per serving
- 1 cinnamon stick per serving (optional)
- Add the chilli flakes to the boiling water and allow to stand for a few minutes
- Meanwhile, warm the milk in a saucepan and add the chocolate to melt.
- Using a sieve, add the water (minus the chilli flakes) to the chocolate milk. Stir in the cinnamon.
- Pour the hot chocolate in mugs and serve with a cinnamon stick (optional)