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Rich Cinnamon & Anise Ganache Hot Chocolate

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My family loves hot chocolate, especially on chilly days like today. This very rich, sweet hot chocolate is a perfect treat and dessert to warm up after a day of playing in the snow.

Rich Cinnamon & Anise Ganache Hot Chocolate
Yield: 3 servings

Rich Cinnamon & Anise Ganache Hot Chocolate

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Thick, rich, and sweet hot chocolate--makes for a tasty treat on a chilly day.


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Cinnamon Blue Agave
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips chop up for faster and smoother melting
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup hot milk


For the ganache

  1. In a medium sauce pan, combine heavy cream, agave, and star anise and bring to a simmer. If you do not have Cinnamon Blue Agave, add instead Blue Agave and one cinnamon stick.
  2. Once your liquid is simmering, turn off the heat, remove the anise (and cinnamon stick if you chose that route) and slowly add in the chocolate. Stir until smooth.
  3. You can use this immediately or let it cool.

For the hot chocolate

  1. Stir in the water then milk and serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 590Total Fat: 47gSaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 51mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 6gSugar: 36gProtein: 6g

This nutrition information is auto-generated. Nutritional values may change with specific items and brands used, so manual calculation is recommended if exact nutritional counts are needed.


  1. This looks delicious! I love that you included the nutrition facts too 🙂

    • Thank you! I love the nutritional facts too! They may not be 100% correct as it is auto-generated but it can be so helpful!

  2. I’d love a mug of this right now! Thanks for this recipe, I’m going to have to try this!

    • Hope you like it Kim! Come back and let me know what you thought! If you make the recipe feel free to give it a rating 🙂

  3. i love the nutrition facts thank you it sounds amazing!

  4. This looks amazing! YUM!

  5. OMG looks SO good! Thanks for the great recipe!

  6. I love hot chocolate – never thought of adding cinnamon to it!

    • I love cinnamon in hot chocolate–it is my new favorite! If you try this, come back and let me know what you think!

  7. This sounds delicious! I love hot chocolate, and now that it is warm out, I’m thinking I could turn this into a pudding!! and then try it like this come fall!

  8. I’m ready for cool nights to enjoy this!

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