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Hot Chocolate

Updated: Feb 16, 2021

Winter is coming, meaning that hands will be cold. Why not keep those empty cold hands warm with a mug of rich, hot chocolate. And this isn't made from the powder stuff. Not that I have anything against Cadbury's Hot Chocolate powder. I'll reach for that when I don't have time or energy to make anything else. But this hot chocolate is made with ACTUAL chocolate and cocoa powder. The combination of them both will bring a depth to the Hot Chocolate, that powder mixes just can't do.

The recipe is really simple, and requires only 5 ingredients.

Preparation Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Serves 4


3/4 cup water

3 Tablespoons cocoa powder

3 cups milk

3 Tablespoons sugar

6 oz / 170 grams dark chocolate


mini marshmallows

whipped cream


  1. Place the water in a saucepan and bring it to a simmer.

  2. Add the cocoa powder to the water and give it a mix. This will allow the cocoa powder to bloom and release a deeper chocolatey flavour.

  3. Add the milk, chocolate and sugar. Give it a thorough mix. Cook on a low heat until thick and creamy.

  4. Pour into mugs, top with whipped cream and mini marshmallows.

  5. Enjoy!

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