• 8 ounces (240 ml) milk or water
  • 1 bar Colombian chocolate, sweetened or unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar (if using unsweetened chocolate)
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of cloves
  • pinch of cayenne


  1. Warm the milk or water in the chocolatera or small saucepan over medium heat. Once it’s hot, add the bar of chocolate and sugar if needed and spices if desired. Cook stirring until the chocolate completely melts. Froth briskly until the chocolate foams, then pour into a mug and serve.

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