Creamy Spiced Hot Cocoa - Recipe & Video

Creamy Spiced Hot Cocoa: An easy, comforting drink perfect to warm our bones during these colder days. A modern version of my mom's classic.
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine Caribbean, Dominican, Latino
Keyword breakfast drink, cacao, chocolate drink, cocoa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 354kcal
Author Clara Gonzalez


  • 3 cups of evaporated milk
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 tablespoons of corn starch
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 sticks of cinnamon
  • 4 slices of fresh ginger root
  • 1/2 cup of chopped unsweetened chocolate , or cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups of water


  • Mix all the ingredients, heat over low heat and simmer stirring until it starts to thicken a bit (about 10 mins, from the time it breaks a boil). Sieve and serve.



Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 230mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2.9mg