Recipe: Homemade Hot Chocolate

Stirring a nice, heaped spoonful of cocoa or hot chocolate powder into a mug of warm milk is all well and good. But how about trying a recipe that’s just as easy, but much tastier than anything you can get out of a jar?


1 cup of milk
1½ oz chocolate of your choice
1 tsp sugar (unless you’re using white chocolate, in which case, skip the extra sugar)

Serves 1

Adjust measurements according to number of people partaking in the chocolatey goodness


The Directions

1. On a low flame, slowly heat the milk. Stirring continuously until all the chocolate is melted.
You’ll know when it’s done as it’ll begin to simmer. Be careful not to let the milk boil.
As long as you have the ratio of 1½ oz chocolate to 1 cup of milk, you can get adventurous with your flavours!

2. For a regular hot chocolate, I would recommend mixing ¾ oz of milk chocolate and ¾ oz of dark chocolate for a richer flavour.

I can imagine using chilli chocolate, mint chocolate or orange chocolate would be a delicious way to add a little flair to the recipe. Not to mention a dash of Bailey’s or Crema de Orujo if you’re feeling a little naughty.

3. Don’t forget to be wonderfully generous with your squirty cream! It’s almost the best part of the whole drink.

Recipe originally featured on a Spanish based food and lifestyle blog.

Guest Contributor

Debbie-Musgrove, Gastronomical Tour Guide at Madrid Food TourDeb­bie Mus­grove is a Gas­tro­nom­i­cal Tour Guide at Madrid Food Tour.