Monday, 1 August 2011

How to Make the Best Hot Chocolate Ever

This may seem really obvious, but, personally, it's something I didn't figure out until recently.

See how foamy that is?

  • 1 Tablespoon Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Demerara Sugar
  • Non-Dairy Milk (to fill mug)


  1. Place the cocoa powder and sugar into your mug. Add a tiny bit of non-dairy milk - something like a tablespoon is plenty - and mix into a paste. Add more milk, slowly, stirring constantly, until your mug is about 4/5's full.
  2. Microwave for one minute, stir. Repeat.  Top up with cooler milk, if desired.

That's it.

Other Stuff
  •  If you don't mix it into a paste first, it's a lot harder to get the lumps out. 
  • You could heat the milk on the stove-top, but I always manage to burn it that way. 
  • You can make it with hot water, instead of milk.  In that case, add a tiny bit of boiled water, mix into a paste, and then add the rest.  Otherwise, lumps.
  • Don't try to save time by microwaving it for two minutes in a row, as it may become superheated and explode.
  • You could also add a tablespoon of peanut butter, some ground almonds, or some jelly tots (but that last one would be weird).
  • I used unsweetened cocoa powder and unsweetened soya milk, which is why I used quite a lot of sugar.  Use less, if you like.

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