The best hot chocolate
  • Serves icon Serves 6
  • Time icon Hands-on time 15 min

This recipe is happy medium between a rich Spanish dipping chocolate and a traditional British cup of cocoa – it’s the ultimate hot chocolate.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
225kcals
Fat
12.7g (7.8g saturated)
Protein
5.7g
Carbohydrates
21.1g (17.3g sugars)
Fibre
1.1g
Salt
0.1g
Calories
225kcals
Fat
12.7g (7.8g saturated)
Protein
5.7g
Carbohydrates
21.1g (17.3g sugars)
Fibre
1.1g
Salt
0.1g

For 6

Ingredients

  • 700ml whole milk
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla paste
  • 1½ tbsp cornflour
  • 1½ tbsp cocoa powder
  • 70g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 20g milk chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 2½ tbsp double cream

Method

  1. Gently warm the milk, sugar and vanilla paste in a medium saucepan until just steaming. Put the cornflour and cocoa powder in a small mixing bowl, then spoon in a little of the warm milk. Mix until just combined, then pour back into the pan. Whisk for 4-5 minutes until well combined and thickened.
  2. Add the dark and milk chocolate and let it melt. Stir in the double cream, then serve.

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