There's nothing better, after returning home from a cold winters walk than a decadent, warming hot chocolate.
This recipe for my rich, creamy hot chocolate is simple and can be flavoured in many different ways.
100g chopped dark chocolate (at least 65% cocoa)
500ml milk (I prefer using almond milk)
1 tbsp brown sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
Optional mini marshmallows and cinnamon sticks
Bring the milk almost to the boil.
Add the chocolate and sugar, stir until dissolved and slightly thickened.
Take off the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
Pour into your 2 favourite mugs, add marshmallows and cinnamon sticks if you wish and enjoy!
Why not try...
Using hazelnut milk will make this taste like you're drinking Nutella (yes, it is as good as it sounds!)
Stir in a spoonful of caramel sauce after cooking and a pinch of sea salt for a delicious salted caramel variation.