Best hot chocolate

My one month detox plan lasted exactly 2 days. The reason?Because I saw this recipe for hot chocolate and have been drinking it twice a day for the last 3 days……

Recipe (adapted from Jamie Oliver):

Ingredients (recipe makes 3 generous helpings):

2 tablespoons horlicks

2 tablespoons cornflour

2 tablespoons icing sugar

4 tablespoons good quality cocoa powder

100g good quality dark chocolate, grated (I used Green and Black’s maya gold)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

2 pints (1litre) full fat milk

150ml double cream


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together 
  2. Warm the milk and cream in a deep saucepan, over a low heat
  3. Whisk in the dry ingredients into the saucepan
  4. Once the mixture starts to thicken, it is ready for drinking.

Hint: The dry mix keeps really well in an airtight container (e.g. a Chocolat Charbonnel hot chocolate tin) – meaning that it can be stored away for those rainy days.


Suggestion: Adding marshmallows and/or waffles with the chocolate makes for an awesome dessert!


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