This afternoon and like most weekends, it got to that time of day where I was staring at my cupboard and wondering what I could come up with, with random ingredients.

Eureka, there was cardamom!

Since attending Ballymaloe Cookery School, I’ve had a mild obsession with this nifty spice, and so it only was natural that I would team it with something else I loved: decent, luxurious, chocolate!

I’m pretty sure we all have a favourite cup for tea or hot chocolate, so when I say one cup of milk here, I mean as much as you can fit in your average cuppa.

Let me know if you give this a go – I really enjoyed tasting it!


2 tbp of quality chocolate like Valrhona or Callebaut*
1 tsp cardamom seeds
1 tsp vanilla sugar OR 1/2 tsp of vanilla
1 cup of milk


  1. Tip all of your ingredients  into a small pot and place under a medium-low heat – this is pretty important because you don’t want any of your milk to burn. If you bring your milk to a boil it will form a skin.
  2. Keep whisking throughout the entire process and make sure that all of the chocolate melts and incorporates itself into the milk. Stir until smooth.
  3. Remove from the heat and sieve the drink into your cup to remove the cardamom seeds.
  4. Drink away!

*If you only have powdered chocolate, just use two heaped spoonfuls of that. Use chocolate that you can afford!

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