Luxury Hot Chocolate Recipe

Luxury hot chocolate with mix ’n’ match toppings

  • serves 8
  • Easy

Set up a little table outside with all the toppings, then let people help themselves to create their own take on the ultimate hot chocolate



  • cocoa powder 3 tbsp
  • whole milk 1.5 litres
  • demerara sugar 3 tbsp, plus extra to taste
  • dark chocolate 100g, chopped
  • vanilla extract 1 tsp
  • single cream 150ml


  • dark rum, whisky, brandy, Disaronno or Baileys
  • squirty cream
  • Cadbury flakes
  • Chloe’s Hazelnut & Cocoa Wafers (available from Waitrose and
  • cinnamon sticks
  • ground cinnamon
  • chocolate chips
  • mini marshmallows
  • fudge chunks


  • Step 1

    Put the cocoa in a large bowl or jug and mix in enough cold milk to make a smooth paste. Put the rest of the milk in a pan and bring to a simmer. Whisk the milk into the cocoa paste until everything is incorporated then pour back into the pan. Add the sugar, chopped chocolate, vanilla and cream, and heat gently, stirring until everything is combined. Sweeten with extra demerara sugar to your liking.

  • Step 2

    Pour the chocolate into heatproof glasses and let everyone add their own toppings.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 530
  • Fat 26.2g
  • Saturates 16g
  • Carbs 47.5g
  • Sugars 43.8g
  • Fibre 1.9g
  • Protein 10.7g
  • Salt 0.3g