Homemade Hot Chocolate
Light brown sugar
add more or less depending on whether you prefer sweeter or more bitter hot chocolate
Plain dark chocolate
Heat the milk, cocoa powder, sugar and dark chocolate in a pan over a low to medium heat.
Whisk gently and regularly to help dissolve the cocoa powder, melt the chocolate and evenly mix all the ingredients.
When the hot chocolate is steaming (don’t let it boil), it is ready to serve.
Pour into a mug and serve as it is or top with mini marshmallows and whipped cream.
For adults, add a splash of alcohol – amaretto or Baileys are my favourites to add to my homemade hot chocolate.
I use lactose-free milk, but any kind of milk will be suitable, including dairy-free options.
Any dark chocolate will work but I use Callebaut No. 811 pure chocolate chips which I think add such an incredible richness and chocolatey flavour.