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Real homemade hot chocolate: Stay warm under your fluffy blanket


It’s officially the first day of winter in South Africa and even though the sun is shining, it’s brisk outside and you just want to stay under the covers. There are only two things you need on a cold winters day and it’s your favourite movie and a scorching cup of real homemade hot chocolate. Store-bought can often be too light and lack a richness and is mostly just sweet. This recipe increases the richness with real chocolate and adds sweetness with marshmallows.

Real homemade hot chocolate

The best drinks and meals need the best ingredients, so you should have some high quality dark chocolate on hand for this recipe that isn’t overly sweetened. Grate some more chocolate to garnish instead of using cocoa powder. Colourful marshmallows makes the drink look even better and it will taste incredible with each sip. If you want to add some festive flavour, add a cinnamon stick or some grated cinnamon on top.

The first day of winter movie night under the covers deserves a heartwarming drink. How about our real homemade hot chocolate while snuggled-up.

Real homemade hot chocolate recipe

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Recipe by Melissa Jacobs
Course: Drinks, TreatsCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy

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250 ml boiling milk

mini marshmallows

50 ml thick cream, whipped

80 grams dark chocolate


Grate two blocks of dark chocolate and set aside.In a medium saucepan, bring the milk to a boil. Add the rest of the chocolate and stir until the chocolate has dissolved.Remove from the heat and pour into a mug or glass of your choice.Add the whipped cream on top.Add a layer of marshmallows and then grated chocolate.

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