Sunday, 20 January 2013

making the perfect hot chocolate...

Basic hot chocolate recipe
100g dark chocolate
500ml milk
sugar to taste

grate the dark chocolate into a saucepan of warm milk, adding sugar to taste, then whipping to make frothy. We heated ours today on a campfire in the snow.


1. For grown ups add a glug of ameretto, a pinch of sea salt and some crumbled ameretti biscuits on top (my current fav!)
2. For a spicy hot chocolate add a cinnamon stick and star anise to the chocolate, add whipped cream, and grate some nutmeg on top
3. For children add the seeds of a vanilla pod and mini marshmallows
4. Or for something really special add some squirty cream and a crunchy or flake crumbled on top!


  1. That sounds delicious. I love how you made it outside. I want a campfire! NOW!

  2. I can't believe this snow, also your little boys jumper is gorgeous. Boozy hot chocolate s the way forward. - Annie

  3. No snow here in northern Virginia, today. But that doesn't make your hot chocolate tips any the less appealing.
    Thanks, Emma.

  4. Crickey! Such deliciousness. We have one of those bucket BBQ's - great idea to use it in the snow and a kettle! (you are always surprising Emma!) x

  5. We've been enjoying lots of hot choc this weekend too - perfect after sledging, making snow angels and building snow houses. But what a great idea to make it outdoors. Hoping we are snowed in a bit longer now so we can try it!

  6. Wish I'd thought to make it outdoors. Looks good fun.

  7. So interesting, i love the thought of making it outside. And making hot chocolate is just perfect.


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