Tis the season for hot chocolate! I just made a giant double batch jar of this awesome hot chocolate mix from Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food cookbook. It makes a really chocolatey (thanks to the dark chocolate AND cocoa), and most importantly thick (thanks to the cornstarch), hot chocolate, which I really like. Feels super indulgent. Nothing worse than a watery hot chocolate!
For 16 servings.
7 oz good quality dark chocolate / 1 cup good quality cocoa powder / 3/4 cup icing sugar / 1/3 cup cornstarch / 1/3 cup malted milk powder like Ovaltine or Horlicks / pinch of sea salt
Put the chocolate in the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes (I was impatient so stuck it in the freezer instead) and then chop in a food processor with a pinch of salt until fine.
I just have a mini food processor so I did this in two batches. If you have a large food processor, just add the rest of the ingredients and pulse until mixed. Mine’s too small so I just mixed everything by hand in a large bowl. (More like I put my toddler to work. Ha! He did some mixing and some getting chocolate all over my pants.)
OK and that’s it for the mix! Just keep it in an airtight jar and you’re ready to make yourself a fresh mug of hot chocolate whenever.
To make one serving of hot chocolate, put 1 cup of milk (I use almond milk) and 2 heaping tablespoons of the hot chocolate mix into a saucepan. Simmer over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring it regularly. It’ll really thicken up.
Pour into a mug and add some mini marshmallows, fresh grating of chocolate, cinnamon or whatever you want.