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Five-Spice Hot Chocolate Recipe

Five-Spice Hot Chocolate
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: 10 mins | Active Time: | Makes: 2 drinks

The ultimate fusion drink, this hot chocolate pairs up Chinese five-spice powder with an orange-flavored rum from Martinique for a spicy citrus taste that hits the spot.

What to buy:
Clément Créole Shrubb liqueur features a blend of rums flavored with spices and orange. It can be found at specialty liquor stores or online.

Five-spice powder is a Chinese spice mix that livens up anything it touches. It can be found at most major grocery stores or you can make your own.

For this recipe, use high-end chocolate, such as El Rey 41 percent milk chocolate.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 5 ounces good-quality milk chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Clément Créole Shrubb liqueur
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese Five-Spice Powder
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Combine milk and cream in a small saucepan over medium heat and cook until simmering, about 4 minutes.
  2. Add milk chocolate and whisk until completely melted, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in Clément Créole Shrubb liqueur and five-spice powder until well incorporated. Serve immediately.