Saturday 7 December 2019

Nutella, peanut butter even lavender: Recipes to pimp out your boring Hot Chocolate

Making your hot chocolate from scratch is super simple and opens so many more scrumptious opportunities to pimp them out.
Making your hot chocolate from scratch is super simple and opens so many more scrumptious opportunities to pimp them out.

Patricia Murphy

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the only season where it’s acceptable to have an indulgent hot chocolate at every available opportunity.

There’s no denying that creamy hot chocolates are unbelievably bold but while you’re at it you might as well go the whole hog and ditch the drinking chocolate powder in favour of something special.

Making your hot chocolate from scratch is super simple and opens so many more scrumptious opportunities to pimp them out.

They might not fit in well with the list of New Year’s resolutions so sip away at them guilt free while you can.

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They might not fit in well with the list of New Year’s resolutions so sip away at them guilt free while you can.

The basic recipe

Makes one perfect mug

250mls full fat milk

60g good quality dark chocolate

½ tbsp sugar

Bring your milk to a simmer before adding the chocolate and sugar. Pour into a warmed mug and adorn accordingly.

 

Nutella Hot Chocolate

250mls full fat milk

1tbsp cocoa

Pinch of salt

2tbsp of Nutella

 

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

250mls full fat milk

2 tbsp smooth peanut butter

60g milk chocolate

 

Orange Hot Chocolate

250mls full fat milk

Zest of ½ orange

½ tbsp sugar

60g dark chocolate

 

South American inspired Hot Chocolate

250mls full fat milk

60g dark chocolate

½ tsp cinnamon

Pinch of cayenne pepper

 

White Lavender Hot Chocolate

250mls of full fat milk

¼ tsp of lavender buds

100g of good quality white chocolate

 

Baileys Hot Chocolate

250mls of whole milk

60g of dark chocolate

A shot of Baileys Irish Cream

 

Vegan Hot Chocolate

250mls Almond Milk

1 ½ tsp of unsweetened cocoa powder

2tsp of coconut palm sugar

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