Delectable home-made hot chocolate  

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Completion Time: 15 Minutes

This decadent drink is the perfect way to start a cold winter’s morning. And if you’re in a bit of a rush, pour it into one of our glass travel mugs and indulge in a delicious treat while you brave traffic. Rush hour’s never been so sweet!

Ingredients Needed

Amount Ingredient
4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder, or ready-mixed hot chocolate powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
5 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cups dark chocolate chips
- Marshmallows to serve
- Toasted coconut flakes to serve

For a vegan version, simply substitute the milk for coconut cream or milk, and vegan dark chocolate for the chocolate chips.


  1. Heat the milk in a medium saucepan over medium to low heat.
  2. Add the cocoa or hot chocolate powder and the chocolate chips; stir until the powder dissolves.
  3. Continue stirring until the sugar dissolves; add the vanilla essence and stir.
  4. Pour into mugs and top with the marshmallows and coconut, and a sprinkle of cocoa powder.

This recipe makes about 6 cups of tummy-warming hot chocolate.