Ultimate Hot Chocolate

Serves: 12 mugs

You will need

1 vanilla pod
200g dark chocolate (70% cocoa), finely chopped
150g cocoa powder
100g icing sugar
75g Horlicks or other malted milk powder
1 tsp sea salt
½ tbsp ground cinnamon (optional)

To serve

250ml whole milk, per person



Directions

1 Split the vanilla pod lengthways, scrape out the seeds and add to a resealable jar (about 1 litre in volume) with the remaining ingredients (apart from the milk). Secure the lid and shake the jar to mix thoroughly.

2 For every mug of hot chocolate, heat 250ml milk until almost boiling. Mix in 3 tbsp hot chocolate mixture and simmer, stirring often, for 3-5 minutes, until thickened. Ladle into a mug and top with a marshmallow, if liked.

Recipe courtesy of Waitrose



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