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"One Love" Hot Chocolate

Yield Makes 2 cups
I make this simple version of island hot chocolate for my Swedish-Jamaican kids. Serve with buttered graham crackers or Jamaican Coconut Bread. Simmer: 15 minutes.


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • pinch grated nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk, warmed
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons Dutch process cocoa powder*
  • Garnish: whipped cream

How to Make It

  1. Combine water and cinnamon in a large pot, and bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 15 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick, and discard. Add nutmeg and milk, and stir. Stir in cocoa. Pour into cups. Garnish, if desired.

  2. *For testing purposes, we used Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Hot Chocolate mix.