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Spicy Hot Cocoa with Kahlua


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Spicy Hot Cocoa with Kahlua


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Spicy Hot Cocoa with Kahlua


  • Prep Time : 5 minutes min
  • Cook Time : 5 minutes min
  • Ready Time : 10 min




  • 4 cups Whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 cinnamon sticks for garnish
  • Kahlua or Chocolate Liqueur (optional)


  1. In a large heavy bottomed saucepan, bring milk, cocoa powder, vanilla, cinnamon and cayenne to a simmer over medium low heat.
  2. Simmer for 5 minutes until thoroughly warmed through.
  3. Add chocolate chips and whisk vigorously until smooth.
  4. Remove from heat and divide between four glasses.
  5. Serve with cinnamon sticks in each glass to be used as a stir stick. Add a splash of Kahlua or chocolate liqueur to each serving, if desired.


About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




11 Responses to Spicy Hot Cocoa with Kahlua

  1. avatar says: dena

    Sorry to be a kvetch, but if Kahlua is in the title, shouldn’t it be included in the recipe?

  2. avatar says: dena

    Thanks for adding the Kahlua

  3. thanks for noticing! wouldn’t want you to be Kahlua-less!

  4. avatar says: sdg729

    Oh boy, Oh boy!
    I can’t wait to try this!!
    All in one great treat.

  5. avatar says: sdg729

    Wow. OK. Made it.
    You may want to cut down on the cayenne just a bit. I used the lesser of the two suggested amounts and it packed a WALLOP!

    • lol if you can’t take the heat… JK so then let’s recommend a pinch of cayenne to make it more tame!

  6. This sounds so yummy! This is sure to warm me up on a cold winter night. And the Kahlua is not optional in my book!

  7. avatar says: Nanabird4

    What brand of Kahlua is kosher? Is it parve? Where can you buy it in Southern California?

    • NOTE this has not been updated for 2014 but Star K says Kahlua (a specific brand of coffee-flavored liqueur) is kosher with the right label http://www.star-k.com/cons-appr-liquor.htm
      You can certainly use other Kosher brands of coffee-flavored liqueur or try chocolate or nut flavored liqueur here too.

  8. avatar says: EstiK

    This was yummy, but I found the Cayenne pepper unnecessary. Maybe the Kaluha balances it?

    • hey EstiK – it’s a taste thing you can just remove it if your prefer or add more if you didn’t feel it and want a little more spice/heat.

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