The Best Hot Chocolate

Jo Pratt's creamy, dreamy hot chocolate makes lip smacking and luscious anytime drinking
By Jo Pratt
The Best Hot Chocolate
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 175 ml single cream
  • 125 g dark chocolate, 70% cocoa solids (at least 70% cocoa solids), chopped into small pieces
  • 500 ml milk
  • sugar, to taste, if needed
  • whipped cream, marshmallows or grated chocolate


1. Pour the cream into a medium saucepan and gently bring to the boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate until it's completely melted.

2. Add the milk and stir over a gentle heat until the creamy chocolatey milk is hot, but not boiling. Add a couple of spoons of sugar if you prefer a sweeter taste.

3. Pour into individual cups and enjoy straight as it is, or if you are feeling really indulgent, add a dollop of whipped cream, marshmallows or grated chocolate on top. Heaven in a cup...

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