Spiced Hot Chocolate with Black Pepper Marshmallow Fluff

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Spiced Hot Chocolate with Black Pepper Marshmallow Fluff
Spiced Hot Chocolate with Black Pepper Marshmallow Fluff
Aurelie Jouan

Spiced Hot Chocolate with Black Pepper Marshmallow Fluff

Hot cocoa packets have nothing on homemade hot chocolate. Star anise, cinnamon stick, and ancho chiles add some spice to a sweet drink. Recipe courtesy of chef Janine Booth of root & bone in New York City.

Click here to see Holiday How-To: Spiced Hot Chocolate.

Click here to see Holiday How-To: Marshmallow Fluff.

3
Servings
1373
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the spiced hot chocolate:

  • 3 Cups milk
  • 1 Cup heavy cream
  • ¼ Cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 1 Teaspoon dried ancho chiles
  • 1 Cup chopped chocolate

For the black pepper marshmallow fluff:

  • 2 Cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ Cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon glucose or corn syrup
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 sheet gelatin (bloomed in ice water)
  • 1 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt

Directions

For the spiced hot chocolate:

Heat the milk, heavy cream, sugar, cinnamon stick, star anise, and chiles until the liquid is steaming. Turn off the heat, cover, and steep for 30 minutes to let the spices permeate the milk. Bring the milk back to a boil and strain over the chocolate. Whisk well.

For the black pepper marshmallow fluff:

In a medium saucepan, bring the sugar, water, and glucose to a boil and cook until 250 degrees F (soft ball stage).

In an electric mixer, whip the egg whites to medium peak and add the sugar mixture to them, whisking on medium speed. Add the gelatin, black pepper, and sea salt. Whisk on high speed for 5 minutes.

Top the hot chocolate with some marshmallow fluff and serve.

Spice Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Spice Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
55g
85%
Sugar
210g
N/A
Saturated Fat
33g
100%
Cholesterol
133mg
44%
Protein
16g
33%
Carbs
220g
73%
Vitamin A
497µg
55%
Vitamin B12
1µg
21%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
17.1%
Vitamin C
0.9mg
1.5%
Vitamin D
4µg
1%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
8µg
10%
Calcium
377mg
38%
Fiber
6g
22%
Folate (food)
28µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
28µg
7%
Iron
3mg
18%
Magnesium
110mg
27%
Monounsaturated
16g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.9mg
4.7%
Phosphorus
353mg
50%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
797mg
23%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.8mg
46.9%
Sodium
811mg
34%
Sugars, added
195g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.2%
Zinc
2mg
15%

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