I saw Jamie do this on television and was truly inspired – it tastes absolutely incredible – like the hot chocolate you hear about in the very best fairy tales! The recipe is for a large jar of the mix – I have no idea how many glorious mugs it will make, but it’s so easy to make, you can simply and quickly top it up if it’s running low, something that I think may happen quite regularly!
What you need for the mix…
1 x preserving/Kilner clip top glass jar
2 tablespoons Horlicks
2 tablespoons cornflour
3 tablespoons icing sugar
4 tablespoons quality cocoa
100g 70% dark chocolate, finely grated
1 pinch cinnamon
for two mugs…
1 pint milk or Oatly if you’re keeping your dairy intake low
What to do…
Pour milk into a large saucepan and bring almost to the boil on a medium heat.
Meanwhile, take a large jar and chuck in all the chocolate mix ingredients, clip on the lid and give the mix a really good shake – that’s it job done! For two gloriously, silky rich mugs of hot chocolate, tip 4 heaped tablespoons of the mix into the hot milk and use a balloon whisk and incorporate all the ingredients. Bring your epic hot chocolate gently to the boil and let it bubble for a couple of minutes, whisking all the time – it will get naughtily gloopy in a really, really good way.
Pour into two mugs, sit back with your feet up and enjoy – a few cookies on the side wouldn’t go amiss (these ones are Cranberry and White Chocolate – will post recipe in a couple of days).
Alternative serving suggestions…
This hot chocolate is excellent for the purpose of dunking cookies!
It is VERY rich, silky and thick so another lovely option is to serve your epic hot chocolate in little espresso cups