Serves 2-3 mugs


  • 100g good quality dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa)
  • 600ml (1 pint) of milk (you can use almond milk or coconut milk for a dairy free vegan version, but if you use almond milk the texture might be a bit thin, coconut milk would give a thicker texture but has more saturated fat)
  • A few drops of vanilla or mint extract (if you don’t have these a tsp of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg is really nice too)
  • Mini marshmallows (optional)
  • Cocoa powder for dusting


  1. Coarsely grate the chocolate into an empty saucepan (you can place the broken up chocolate pieces in a zip lock bag and use a rolling pin to bash them into smaller pieces)
  2. Pour the milk into the saucepan and whisk over a low to medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until the chocolate has completely dissolved
  3. Add 1-2 drops of vanilla or mint extract (or the cinnamon and nutmeg)
  4. If you have a milk frother (it usually comes with a coffee machine) you can froth up some milk to dollop on top
  5. Pour the hot chocolate into mugs, top with some marshmallows and dust with cocoa powder

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