Amanda Grant's Hot Chocolate Recipe

A smooth comforting hot chocolate drink which is equally delicious cold.


  • 1

    Melt the chocolate slowly over a pan of simmering water.

  • 2

    Take off the heat and give the chocolate a gentle stir with a wooden spoon until it is smooth and glossy.

  • 3

    Heat the milk gently in a saucepan until it is about to boil, but don't let it actually boil

  • 4

    Remove from the heat and pour a little onto the chocolate, stirring constantly with a whisk until you have a thick paste.

  • 5

    Pour on the rest of the milk, whisking as you do so, until the mixture is slightly frothy.

  • 6

    Carefully pour into mugs and spoon the whipped cream on top, if liked.

  • 7

    Finish with the marshmallows and a sprinkle of cocoa.

Serves: 4 people
  • Ease of preparation: Easy
  • Preparation time: 1 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 11 minutes


  • 100g Dark or Milk Chocolate (or half of each) in pieces
  • 600ml Full Fat Milk (or Semi-Skimmed if you prefer)
  • 75ml Double Cream - softly whipped (optional)
  • 12 Marshmallows
  • A little Cocoa Powder to dust

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