Easy Cardamom Hot Chocolate

Comfy Cozy Season is here! I know not everyone loves the cold and darker days, but I’m here for the mindset change.

Let’s find some positives:

  1. The morning after a snowfall is beautiful
  2. Sweaters are your friend
  3. Winter forest walks are so peaceful
  4. Getting cozy is the best feeling EVER!

Speaking of getting cozy, why not get cozy with my Cardamom Hot Chocolate Recipe?

Holding a cup of hot chocolate topped with two marshmallows and shaved chocolate.

Come on! You must admit, nothing says “Let’s get cozy” than a nice cup of hot chocolate. Just look at that cup!

Velvety smooth hot chocolate spiced with cinnamon and cardamom topped the pillowy marshmallows and shaved chocolate. Were you convinced yet? Let’s make some!

Let’s make some hot chocolate!

This recipe is super easy and takes only 10 minutes of effort.

What will you need:

  1. Milk, dairy or plant-based
  2. Dark Chocolate, 70-80%
  3. Cinnamon Sticks
  4. Cardamom Pods
  5. Cocoa Powder
  6. Vanilla
  7. Salt
  8. Maple Syrup to taste

I topped mine with Vegan Marshmallows and Shaved Dark Chocolate.

All the instructions are in the recipe below!

Holding a cup of hot chocolate topped with two marshmallows and shaved chocolate.
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5 from 4 votes

Easy Cardamom Hot Chocolate

Chilly days and cold hands call for a cup of this Hot Chocolate! The bitter-sweetness of the chocolate with the hint of cinnamon and cardamom spice, just makes this such a cozy treat.
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Warm Drinks
Diet: Drinks
Servings: 2
Author: Zainab Jabri


  • 4 cups Milk Any Milk you prefer
  • 4 3" Cinnamon Sticks
  • 4 Cardamom Pods Whole
  • 200 grams Dark Chocolate high-quality, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • Splash Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup


  • Heat your milk in a pot on low for 2-3 minutes.
    4 cups Milk
  • Add cinnamon sticks and cardamom pods to the pot. Allow simmering with the milk for 3-5 minutes.
    4 Cardamom Pods, 4 3" Cinnamon Sticks
  • Add chopped chocolate to the heated milk and whisk until combined.
    200 grams Dark Chocolate
  • Sift in Cocoa Power and whisk to combine.
    2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • With a slotted spoon, remove cinnamon sticks and cardamon pods
  • Whisk in a pinch of salt, vanilla extract and maple syrup.
    Splash Vanilla Extract, Pinch of Salt, 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • Serve warm and top with marshmallows and shaved dark chocolate.
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