The Ultimate Winter Hot Chocolate

Starbucks' 'red cups'

Starbucks’ ‘red cups’

Christmas mug

Christmas mug

Starbucks’ ‘red cups’ are back in town and there’s a toffee nut latte being sold on every corner. But who wants to venture outside in the cold just for a drink? Jamie Oliver comes to the rescue once again with this incredible (and incredibly naughty, but Hey, it’s Christmas) hot chocolate. He confidently calls it ‘Epic Hot Chocolate’, quite a statement to live up to. See for yourself if he does the name justice.


2 pints semi-skimmed milk

For the epic hot chocolate mix:

2 tablespoons Horlicks

2 tablespoons cornflour

3 tablespoons icing sugar

4 tablespoons quality organic cocoa

100 g good-quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), finely grated

1 pinch ground cinnamon

1 pinch sea salt


– Pour milk into a large pan, and bring almost to the boil over a medium heat. – Meanwhile, combine all chocolate mix ingredients to a large jar and shake well to combine – Spoon around 10 heaped tablespoons of the chocolate mix into the hot milk and whisk well – Leave to bubble for a few minutes, until thick (verging on claggy) and glossy, then pour into your favourite Christmas mugs for serving! *If your hot chocolate gets a little too thick, just add a splash of milk **Keep any leftover chocolate mix in the jar for next time

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One comment

  1. Oh wow it sounds so amazing!! I will definitively try out this recipe this weekend ❤


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