Recipe Time: Gourmet Hot Chocolate

Just because summer’s on the way doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy hot drinks out of our favourite greyhound mugs, does it? Certainly not! So here’s a recipe for gourmet Mexican hot chocolate that we think you’ll love. Enjoy!

Ingredients

Hot chocolate mix (3 tbsp – we love Cadbury’s!)

Chocolate syrup (1 tbsp)

Chili powder (a pinch)

Milk (enough to fill your choice of cup)

½ tsp ground cinnamon

Method

  1. Mix your chocolate syrup, hot chocolate mix, chili powder and cinnamon together in a large mug. Stir well.
  2. Pour the mixture into a large saucepan and cook over a medium heat until milk is about to boil. Take off the heat, pour into your mug and enjoy.

Be warned – this particular hot chocolate recipe is exceedingly rich so we wouldn’t advise making it all that often. That said, if you’re throwing a dinner party and aren’t entirely sure what to serve up for pudding, this would be the perfect substitute.

It takes no time at all to whip up and is an instant crowd-pleaser, plus it won’t break the bank so if you’ve splashed out on your starters and main course you can save a few pennies by serving up hot chocolate as a pudding. Just make sure that you’ve got lots of stylish mugs in your cupboards so you don’t lose marks on presentation.

Do you have any great hot chocolate recipes or for any other hot drinks? We’d love to hear what you’ve been cooking up recently so drop us a line in the comments below.

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