Spiced Hot Chocolate

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Spiced Hot Chocolate

When it’s cold outside, hot chocolate is one of the simplest indulgences in life. Try this spicy variation on a classic. You’ll be pouring a second mug in no time. Don’t say we didn’t warn you…


  • 150g dark chocolate, 70 per cent cocoa solids
  • 4tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4tbsp dark brown
  • Muscovado sugar
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 vanilla pod

Finely grate the chocolate and refrigerate for about 20 minutes to firm up. Stir in all the remaining ingredients apart from the vanilla pod. Pour the mixture into a presentation bag or jar and add the vanilla pod. Attach a label with the following instructions:

To make the hot chocolate:
Heat 150ml milk, or milk and cream, and bring to the boil.
Place 3tbsp of the hot chocolate mix in a mug and pour over about 2-3tbsp hot milk. Stir until smooth, then pour in the remaining milk.
Add the vanilla pod, leave for a few minutes to infuse, then stir and serve. You can reuse the vanilla pod – wash well after use and leave to dry out.

Top Tips
For a really sumptuous drink, heat a mixture of milk and whipping cream and top with freshly whipped cream. There is no need to keep the mix in the fridge unless stored in a really warm kitchen.

This recipe first appeared here.

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