Thought i would share a recipe that i have been using a for a while for a relaxing and even sedating hot chocolate i make for myself and my wife. Try and use good quality spices or even better use your own. You can play around with the amounts to your own taste preferences but i will be posting what works for me taste wise. Dont use cocoa powder because its just not the same! Ingrediants: 2 cups of full cream biodynamic milk. 1 cup of cocoa beans (I like mine strong but this can be less, 2cups makes a nice really dark strong drink) 1/3rd cinnamon quill 2-4 cardamon pods (to taste) 1/3 nutmeg kernel (again to taste) Sugar (A good ratio for cocoa is 2:1 sugar eg 2 tablespoons of sugar to 1 tablespoons cocoa) Add as much or as little as you like suiting your taste. Method: In a mortar and pestle grind the beans up to around nib size, In a medium heat frying pan roast them quickly for around 2-3 minutes keeping a eye not to burn them. (dont forget to inhale the wonderfull aromas. If you like it raw you dont need to roast them but you do get a better choc taste if they are roasted slightly. Put them back in the mortar and start grinding them into a thick dark paste. Heat up the milk in a saucepan gently. While its heating up finely grind up your cinmamon into a powder and set aside. Remove the cardamon shells and grind the seeds into powder. Grate nutmeg and set aside. Add the cocoa to the milk and use a whisk to mix it in. Add the spices and let it simmer on a low heat for about 5 mins. Give it a good whisking to get it frothing on the top before you serve it. Depending on what you like you can then use a strainer in a cup to strain out any stray cocoa grit or if your like me just leave them in. Happy drinking.