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24 December 2016 4 comments


These little babies are damnably delicious. A sinful mix of chocolate, sugar, spices, and gooey Nutella, this is the drink I'm reaching for this festive period - I can't get enough of it's spicy, Yuletide kick. So let's forgo any thoughts of healthy eating and get sipping on this divine concoction!


There are a number of ways to go about making a hot chocolate but the all-in-one method that I adopt is so simple to whip up, here's what you'll need for two overflowing cups:

600ml milk
1.5 tsps ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3 tbsps cocoa
4 tsps sugar (I use light muscavado but whatever you have)
2 tbsps Nutella
Double cream, whipped
Galaxy Ripples

The method for this couldn't be simpler. Warm up your milk in a saucepan, then add in the spices, cocoa and Nutella - I find a small whisk helps everything come together. Heat gently on the stove for around 10 minutes until the milk is hot and steaming but hasn't reached a boil. Pour into mugs/coffee glasses before topping with whipped cream, marshmallows and chopped/crumbled Ripple bars.

You can vary the amount of sugar/cocoa depending on your taste, I like my hot choccies strong, sweet and spicy. If you find the spices remain a little gritty in the finished choc, feel free to strain it through a muslin cloth, or infuse them in a stock syrup first. And if you like a richer, more bitter taste (my other half likes 90% chocolate), then replace the Nutella with a few squares of extra dark chocolate. You could even try adding rum or liqueurs to this, like a hot cocktail.


I actually have a steaming mug beside me as I type this now! So pour yourself one too and join me by the fire yes?

Whatever you're doing, have a wonderfully happy and healthy Christmas you gorgeous lot.

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  1. Anything with nutella in it; major YES. I'm already scooping a dollop of nutella into my hot chocolate now, thanks for reminding me this heavenly recipe exist!

    Selene Addicted

  2. This looks so delicious!

    Danielle xx

  3. This looks gorgeous! I needed to grab nutmeg anyway so I think i'll give it a bash!

  4. OMG babe noooo!! lol I want this!! How on earth u made this so perfect??? amazing recipe I m gonna give it a try now not sure if it will look as good as urs lmao!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Happy New Year to you and your family!! Dominica from


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