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.




  • 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.


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; 0 mg cholesterol; 97 mg sodium. 29 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein;