Hot chocolate

Hot chocolate

The Hairy Bikers show you how to make a creamy cup of hot chocolate, perfect for a cold winter’s day.


  • 1 vanilla pod, split and seeds scraped out

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 1 litre/1¾ pints milk

  • 150g/5½oz plain chocolate, chopped into small pieces

  • sugar, to taste

  • freshly grated nutmeg, for dusting

Preparation method

  1. Heat the vanilla pod and seeds, cinnamon stick and milk in a saucepan until boiling.

  2. Remove the pan from the heat and add the chocolate pieces, stirring until the chocolate melts.

  3. Whisk the hot chocolate vigorously until frothy on top and add sugar, to taste. Serve with a dusting of nutmeg.

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