Hot Chocolate for the Gods

 

This hot chocolate recipe has to be tasted to be believed although it’s another one of my ‘off Slimming World’ recipes – it’s just great so I had to share it.  When I first saw it I thought ‘that sounds like an awful lot of stuff for a hot chocolate even if you do just throw it altogether’, however, I was proved wrong. I first made a massive batch of it and sent it home as last minute party favour for one of the kids birthdays (I’m not keen on party favours so at least give them something that won’t break within 3 minutes or be discarded on the floor), a few marshmallows thrown on the top and a ribbon and the reviews that came back on the Monday from school were that this was THE BEST HOT CHOCOLATE THEY HAD EVER TASTED. Wow, not bad eh.

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But to prove I can cater for the Slimming World folks have you tried banana, split in 2, put on 1 tsp choc shot, 10 mini marshmallows and pop in the microwave to melt – yum, all of that for just 2 syns.

This batch of chocolate mix is the size you have when you have 3 children and it’s winter so they want hot chocolate constantly, although it thickens so beautifully you can drizzle it over vanilla ice cream as a sauce so it’s well worth doing. And what’s more the kids love making it, it’s messy and easy as you can see – win win!

  • 4 tbsp Horlicks
  • 4 tbsp cornflour
  • 6 tbsp icing sugar
  • 8 tbsp cocoa
  • 200g dark chocolate pieces (I use buttons as I buy them at the wholesaler like that but you can just as easily use a bar broken up, or grated)
  • 2 pinches cinnamon
  • 2 pinches sea salt

Throw everything into a jar, get the kids to shake it and put in cupboard.

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When ready to use put milk into pan and for every mug of milk put in 3 heaped teaspoons chocolate mix. Whisk until thickened and hot, put into mug, spray on some squirty cream and dot with mini marshamallows and it is hot chocolate for the gods!

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