Although the threatened snow hasn’t arrived yet, it is cold around here and the sight of the kids running through what eldest called ‘leaf snow’ reminded me it is the start of hot chocolate season, when I try to keep marshmallows in the store cupboard at all times.
Kid Friendly Chocolate
Cup of the fake milk of your choice, i always use oat milk
A teaspoon of cocoa
A teaspoon of sugar
Put most of the milk on the stove to heat but reserve a small amount to dissolve the cocoa and sugar. This can take a bit of elbow grease. When the rest of the milk gets warm enough (remember that most fake milks have a higher boiling point than cows’ milk, so don’t heat to boiling point) pour it back into the cup. Stir until well mixed, then drop a marshmallow or two on top.
3 squares of high quality dark chocolate – I used Green and Blacks’s today, Lidl is also a good source.
Put the squares of chocolate in your mug. Pour boiling water over, stirring to dissolve. When the chocolate has melted, add a few drops of the essence.
3 squares of chocolate
Pinch garam masala
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of ground cardamom
Chilli or cayenne pepper, depending on how how you like things
Place the squares of chocolate in the mug. Add the spices and then grate some nutmeg in too. Pour boiling water over, stirring all the time. Taste and adjust the spices to your liking.