Spicy Chocolate Latte

This spicy chocolate latte from Savory Simple will warm you up when it’s chilly outside!

This spicy chocolate latte from Savory Simple will warm you up when it's chilly outside! This vegan latte uses almond milk, but regular milk may be substituted.

It seems like every year there’s one month where I find myself traveling to multiple work events. I’m right in the middle of that hectic time right now. I’ve been home from a visit to Seattle for just two days and in another two days I’m headed to Pennsylvania. It’s tiring but I’m enjoying catching up with old friends and acquaintances. The more I do this, the harder it is to be away. I’d always rather be at home with Jeff and our special needs cat.

This spicy chocolate latte from Savory Simple will warm you up when it's chilly outside! This vegan latte uses almond milk, but regular milk may be substituted.

I’ve never been shy about the fact that I’m an absolute fiend for coffee, specifically espresso drinks (and even more specifically, lattes). They’re definitely helping me get through this stretch of work travel. Now that the weather in DC is finally cooling off, I’ve been adding a touch of heat to my lattes. This version (I almost hate to call it a recipe since it’s so simple) is a triple threat: espresso, chocolate and cayenne pepper.

This spicy chocolate latte from Savory Simple will warm you up when it's chilly outside! This vegan latte uses almond milk, but regular milk may be substituted.

I’ve used unsweetened almond milk in the recipe and really enjoy the lightness that it brings to this drink. Go easy on the cayenne pepper when you add it. It’s always easier to add than subtract. I’ve learned this the hard way on many occasions.

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Spicy Chocolate Latte

This spicy chocolate latte from Savory Simple will warm you up when it's chilly outside!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 latte
Calories 107
Author Jennifer Farley

Ingredients

  • 1 shot espresso
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder powder
  • ground cayenne pepper to taste (start with a pinch)
  • 1 cup soy milk (or milk of your choice)
  • optional: additional cocoa powder and cayenne pepper for garnish

Instructions

  • Whisk together the espresso, cocoa powder and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • Steam the milk (you can also just heat it up if you don’t have a frother or espresso machine).
  • Whisk together the flavored espresso and steamed milk, spooning a bit of the foam on top.
  • Sprinkle with additional cocoa powder and cayenne pepper.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 10.1% | Calcium: 30% | Iron: 7.5%

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About Jennifer Farley

Jennifer graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine, and has worked professionally as a line cook, pastry chef, and cooking instructor. Her cookbook, The Gourmet Kitchen, was published in 2016 by Simon & Schuster.

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