Here’s something warm, soothing and boozy to sip on while you stick up your Christmas deco’s or start writing your cards. After all, we’re almost in December, peeps, and now is the time to put on two stone.
We like this boozy hot chocolate a lot. It’s like the sort of hot chocolate you’d get on a ski holiday: rich, thick, indulgent and guaranteed to leave you feeling a little rosy-cheeked and squiffy.
Here’s what you need for four people: 1 pint of milk; 50g of good dark chocolate – grated; 2 tbsp of quality hot chocolate; 1 tbsp of cornflour; 2tbsp of icing sugar; a bottle of chocolate cream liqueur or Irish cream/Baileys.
Here’s what you do:
1.Grate your chocolate into fine flakes – keep a few flakes back for decoration
2.Pour milk into pan on medium heat
3.Tip your grated chocolate, hot chocolate, cornflour and icing sugar into a jar and shake to mix
4.When milk is starting to bubble gently, spoon in your dry ingredients mixture
5.Turn down the heat a bit and keep stirring until your chocolatey milk becomes smooth
6.Pour a good glug of your creamy liqueur into glass mugs – or hefty tumblers with stems. We went for M&S’s Chocolate Yule Log Cream because it seemed rude not to
7.Carefully pour in your hot choc
8.Sprinkle on your leftover chocolate flakes
9.Drink while doing Christmas errands/watching Christmas 24
10.Pour some more when finished and get gently sozzled because it’s nearly Christmaaaaaaas!