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Timut Hot Chocolate Recipe

Healthy and Delicious Timut Hot Chocolate Recipe

Credit: Meg Thompson

With its undertone of slight passionfruit, we think timut pepper makes a lovely pairing with chocolate.

Serves: 1



  • ½ tbsp good-quality dark chocolate
  • 4–5 Timut peppercorns (or a pinch)
  • 1 cup milk
  1. Set bowl on top of small saucepan of simmering water, being sure water isn’t touching bowl.
  2. Place chocolate and timut pepper in bowl and stir occasionally until melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Meanwhile, warm milk.
  4. Pour 1–2 tbsp of warm milk into melted chocolate mix and whisk with fork to combine fully.
  5. Strain mix into serving mug and taste. You may like to add a little sweetness, depending on type of chocolate you are using, but I don’t think it needs it.


Meg Thompson

Meg Thompson is a practising naturopath, cook, mother, writer and passionate wholefood enthusiast based in Melbourne. Meg’s interest in health, food and the role of food as medicine has shaped her career and lifestyle. Following an early career in psychology and education, she completed studies in naturopathy, nutrition and herbal medicine and now runs a successful clinical practice. Meg works from a philosophy that food is much more than something to fill our bellies, but a source of nourishment, deliciousness, education, ritual and celebration, best shared with those we love.