Recipe: Proper Hot Chocolate

I love hot chocolate, and must confess to having a cup every evening before bed. But sometimes, on special occasions ordinary powder made hot chocolate just will not do. You need proper hot chocolate.

This started as a tradition when Bean was little. We went out into the garden in the snow and made a snowman, had a snowfight and generally had a whale of a time. Of course we came back in frozen solid and soaking wet. While Daddy got Bean warm and dry I set about making proper hot chocolate. We have it every time we get cold doing something fun and special and need warming up!

(Serves 4)


1 litre whole milk

200g chocolate (buttons melt easier)

4 tsp sugar (or to taste)


Melt all the ingredients in a pan over a low heat until the chocolate and sugar have melted. Serve in warm mugs with marshmallows or squirty cream if you like!



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