Recipe: Homemade hot chocolate

There are few things nicer on a cold winter's day than a creamy cup of hot chocolate. Even better, you can make your own creamy version from scratch in less than 15 minutes.

Hot chocolate - serves 4

Ingredients for hot chocolate

  • 1 litre milk
  • 150g plain chocolate, chopped into small squares
  • 1 vanilla pod, split with seeds removed and kept
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Sugar to taste
  • Grated nutmeg, for dusting

Method for making hot chocolate

  1. Heat the vanilla pod and seeds, cinnamon stick and milk in a saucepan until boiling
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and add the chocolate pieces, stirring until the chocolate melts
  3. Whisk the hot chocolate vigorously until frothy on top and add sugar, to taste
  4. Serve with a dusting of nutmeg

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