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Chilli hot chocolate with marshmallows recipe

Chilli hot chocolate with marshmallows recipe

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Wrap your hands around a mug of fiery hot chocolate this autumn. Topped with gooey marshmallows and pillowy cream, it’s the perfect luxurious treat to cosy up with. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 5 mins to prepare and 5 mins to cook, plus infusing
  • 611 calories / serving
  • Gluten-free


  • 500ml whole milk
  • 1 red chilli, lightly crushed
  • 125g dark chocolate, chopped
  • spray cream
  • 6-8 marshmallows
  • a little cocoa powder, to dust

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    30g 43%
  • Saturates

    19g 94%
  • Sugars

    69g 77%
  • Salt

    0.4g 6%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 75.4g Protein 13.3g Fibre 1g


  1. Heat the milk with the chilli in a small saucepan over a low heat until it just boils.
  2. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate, stirring until melted. Infuse for 5 mins, discard the chilli and pour into 2 mugs. Spray with a layer of cream.
  3. Thread the marshmallows onto 2 metal skewers. Grill under a high heat for roughly 1 min until browned. Put on top of the cream and dust with the cocoa.

Top tips

Go gooey and grill the marshmallows until they begin to melt inside.

Add a little Irish cream, brandy or salted caramel liqueur for a boozy treat.

For a dairy-free option, replace the whole milk with almond milk and use whipped coconut cream for the topping.

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As part of a healthy balanced diet, we recommend this recipe for a special occasion or treat.

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