The best hot chocolate

Hot Chocolate

Serves 2

  • 565 ml full cream or semi-skimmed milk

  • 2 tablespoons good-quality drinking chocolate

  • 1 handful marshmallows

  • sugar, to taste

This takes around 3 or 4 minutes to make. First put the milk into a pan. Bring to a simmer – not a boil – and while it's heating, put a tablespoon of choccie powder and sugar to taste into each mug. Add a little warmish milk from the pan to each mug – you just need enough to dissolve the chocolate powder. At this point, plonk a few marshmallows into each mug. When the milk is at a simmer, carefully pour it into a plastic jug or flask. I normally do this over a sink as I always end up spilling a bit (the trick is to have a big enough jug or flask so the milk only half fills it – you need the extra space for shaking and frothing).



Screw the lid on tightly, place a cloth over the lid for safety, and shake hard for a minute. Remove the lid, minding the steam, and pour the milk into your mugs. A little stir and you can slurp your way to heaven!

Nutritional Information

The best hot chocolate

With melt-in-your-mouth marshmallows

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This classic way to make a mean hot chocolate is a totally delicious winter warmer
Serves 2
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This takes around 3 or 4 minutes to make. First put the milk into a pan. Bring to a simmer – not a boil – and while it's heating, put a tablespoon of choccie powder and sugar to taste into each mug. Add a little warmish milk from the pan to each mug – you just need enough to dissolve the chocolate powder. At this point, plonk a few marshmallows into each mug. When the milk is at a simmer, carefully pour it into a plastic jug or flask. I normally do this over a sink as I always end up spilling a bit (the trick is to have a big enough jug or flask so the milk only half fills it – you need the extra space for shaking and frothing).

Screw the lid on tightly, place a cloth over the lid for safety, and shake hard for a minute. Remove the lid, minding the steam, and pour the milk into your mugs. A little stir and you can slurp your way to heaven!

Nutritional Information Amount per serving:
  • Calories 276 14%
  • Carbs 44.2g 17%
  • Sugar 39.7g 44%
  • Fat 5.7g 8%
  • Saturates 3.5g 18%
  • Protein 11.6g 26%
Of an adult's reference intake

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