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Vertical view of Spiced Mocha Hot Chocolate topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings and surrounded by cocoa powder, chocolate wafers, and dried chilies.

Spiced Mocha Hot Chocolate with Curry Paste

This Spiced Mocha Hot Chocolate with Curry Paste might seem strange. But a little bit of Thai Red Curry Paste, with its toasted spices, dried and fresh chilies, and aromatics, makes a complex and spicy mocha perfect for warming you up.
Course Beverages
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Author Megan Wells

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk, 2% or whole
  • 1 teaspoon Thai Red Curry Paste preferably homemade
  • 1 ounce dark chocolate melting wafers 14 Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers
  • 2 ounces coffee or espresso*
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream optional
  • chocolate shavings or cocoa powder optional

Instructions

  1. Brew the coffee in a Moka or espresso machine. 

  2. If you are topping your drink with whipped cream, beat the heavy whipping cream in a stainless steel or glass bowl on high speed until stiff peaks form. Set aside. 

  3. Put the Thai Red Curry Paste and milk in a blender and mix until smooth. 

  4. Pour through a strainer into a saucepan, add the chocolate, and turn the heat on medium-low. Mix together until the chocolate is melted. 

  5. Turn the heat off, and use a milk frother to froth the milk. 

  6. Add the coffee to your mug. Pour the frothed milk into the coffee. Top with the whipped cream and dust with chocolate shavings or cocoa powder. 

Recipe Notes

*a Moka creates a brew stronger than coffee but not quite as strong or as frothy as espresso. 2 ounces is tested with both dripped coffee and a Moka but not an espresso machine.