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The best hot chocolate recipe

The best hot chocolate recipe

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This decadent hot chocolate recipe is a real treat for kids – and adults alike. If you're feeling adventurous, try topping with some whipped cream and marshmallows or a sprinkle of cinnamon. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 322 calories / serving


  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 60g caster sugar
  • 850ml milk
  • 100g classic 74% dark chocolate, chopped

Perfect with:

Tesco Classic 74% Dark ChocolateMade with 74% cocoa solids, for a gentle, woody flavour Tesco Classic 74% Dark Chocolate
Made with 74% cocoa solids, for a gentle, woody flavour

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    16g 22%
  • Saturates

    9g 47%
  • Sugars

    33g 37%
  • Salt

    0.2g 4%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 35.8g Protein 10.6g Fibre 2.4g


  1. Whisk the cocoa powder and caster sugar into 50ml milk until dissolved.
  2. Pour the remaining milk into a pan, add the chocolate mixture and bring to the boil.
  3. Chop the dark chocolate and place nearly all of it into a mug.
  4. Pour over the boiling milk and sprinkle with the leftover chocolate to serve.

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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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