Cardamom Hot Chocolate

I’ve been exploring more and more Swedish recipes and the one thing that has seeped into my everyday cooking is their use of cardamom. While I’ve always liked using it as a component of a curry spice blend, or the occasional cookie recipe, I never really added it to other things.
After adding to a pancake recipe (recipe coming a bit later), I decided after a cool winter day, I’d add some to a traditional hot chocolate recipe. It boosts the sweetness of the brown sugar and compliments the sharp dark chocolate perfectly. Enjoy!!

Cardamom Hot Chocolate
Recipe type: Drinks
 
Ingredients
  • 2-1/4 cups milk
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 28g/1 oz dark chocolate, finely chopped or grated
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the milk to a bare frothing, but not boiling. Whisk in the sugar, cocoa and cardamom until uniformly combined. Take off the heat and add the dark chocolate. Wait a minute for the heat of the milk to melt the chocolate and whisk in to combine. Froth with a milk frother or hand blender to give a foamy top. Or add a dollop of whipped cream if that's your thing. I'm a "no-whip" guy at the local cafés haha. Serves 2 in large mugs (you want large mugs of this, trust me).