Wednesday, 10 December 2014

On the first day of Yule...Lushious Hot Chocolate

This is just amazing...

Lushious Chocolate Mix.

This recipe makes a good present, mix up all the ingredients and pop into a clean jam jar with some marshmallows or even some Maltesers and a label with instructions and add a pretty ribbon.

2 tablespoons Horlicks (malted milk drink)
2 tablespoons cornflour (cornstarch)
3 tablespoons icing sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
100g dark chocolate, finely grated
1 pinch ground cinnamon
1 pinch sea salt

The mix keeps really well in an air tight tub so make up a batch and then use it as and when you need it.  For an individual mug of hot chocolate with half a pint of milk use 5 heaped teaspoons of the mixture.

Pour the milk into a saucepan and bring almost to the boil then spoon the chocolate mix into the hot milk, give it a whisk and leave to simmer in the saucepan for a couple of minutes before serving – it will come together as a nice thick gloopy consistency.

Serve as is or top with whipped cream, marshmallows and a couple of Maltesers or a sprinkling of grated chocolate.

Ring the changes by using milk or white chocolate in the mixture instead of dark chocolate you could even use grated Caramac for a caramel flavour drink.

Based on Jamie Oliver's Epic Hot Chocolate recipe


  1. Ooh, going to try this one we love hot chocolate in our house in the wintertime, thankyou

  2. Do you have an epic Egg Nog recipe? Can't find the one we used to have as a kid & all the recipes are starting to blur together.

  3. Hi Cherie - we don't really 'do' egg nog in the UK but I love the idea of it so I have posted on the Kitchen Witch facebook page and asked for recipes


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