While traveling in Israel, Minnesota blogger Molly Yeh discovered hawaij, a spice blend often sprinkled in coffee. In this recipe from her book Molly on the Range ($32.50, Rodale), she adds hawaij to her coconut-based hot chocolate for extra flavor.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients (except hawaij). Cook over medium heat, stirring with a whisk, until mixture is hot but not boiling. Top each mug with a pinch of hawaij.

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How to Make Hawaij

In a jar, combine 1 tablespoon each ground ginger and ground cardamom; 1/4 teaspoon each ground nutmeg, ground cloves and ground cinnamon; and 1/8 teaspoon salt.

Nutrition Facts

247 calories; 13 g total fat; 10 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 97 mg sodium. 18 mg potassium; 29 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 21 g sugar; 5 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 0 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 0 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 120 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

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