Haitian Hot Chocolate



  • 1 cup water
  • Rind of 1/2 lime
  • *1 cup raw chocolate, grated from a Jamaican chocolate ball
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 star anise teaspoon star anise
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pimento/allspice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • Whipped cream for topping, optional


*Substitute dark cocoa powder




  1. Heat the water, chocolate, lime, cinnamon, star anise and allspice over a medium heat. Stir until all the chocolate is dissolved.
  2.  Add sugar, coconut milk, milk and salt. Bring to a boil.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  4. Strain the hot chocolate mixture through a fine mesh strainer to remove the spices.
  5. Serve piping hot. Serve with whipped cream, if using. 


The Haitian chocolate ball is traditionally called chokola peyi.



-By JamaicanEats

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