I really love the spicy hot chocolate from Soma, a Toronto based chocolatier that I always visit when I am in its neighborhood. This is my adaptation from the original drink. A morning booster or a midnight snack. Your call…

Spicy Hot Chocolate

Servings: 1
Preparation time: 15 minutes


  • 1 cup milk
  • 70g dark Belgian chocolate (around 6 wafers)
  • 10g white Belgian chocolate (1 wafer)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt


  • In a small sauce pan or pot, heat the milk up over medium heat until you see small bubbles form. Turn heat to low
  • Add the chocolates and stir to dissolve
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients; stir well and turn off heat
  • Pour the hot chocolate into a nice cup over a fine sieve to filter out the spices. This will prevent the spices over-powering the taste, also will help create a smooth texture


  • I used cinnamon and ginger because I want something warm and spicy to leverage the chili. It’s up to you to experiment with other spices, but make sure you combine only 2 – 3 at a time to prevent turning your chocolate into a curry.
  • As you can see I showed a little pack of Digestive enzymes in the video. This one helps tremendously if I eat or drink something before bed, or just eat too much from a buffet. It helps digest the excess food and also bad fats. It also prevents bloating in the morning if you take this before bed. For someone who always tries new recipes like me, I consider this a godsend because it helps release the stomachaches from time to time lol. I do give this to my Dad as well to help reduce the pain from his Gout symptom. The enzymes kind of burns the fats and digests the proteins so it doesn’t get over-absorbed into the body, which causes uric acid formation.
  • You can check it out here: Canada US International








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