Spicy Hot Chocolate

2 Tablespoons water
1 Tablespoon maple syrup
2 Tablespoons cocoa or cacao powder
2 cups whole milk
a few grains salt
2 shakes cinnamon
2 shakes caramom
1 shake ginger
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

In a small saucepan, mix water, maple syrup, and cocoa. Set on  low heat. Add milk and mix thoroughly. Whisk in salt and spices, adjusting quantities as desired. Heat to desired temperature, stirring often. Whisk in vanilla.

Top with whipped cream if you like.