Drinks / Beverages

The Ultimate Cinnamon Velvet Hot Chocolate

We have reached the end of the week and yes it is definitely time for indulgence. As we are well and truly into winter it seemed only right to make what has to be my kids favourite drink and one of mine for that matter….

Velvet really is the best way to describe this sensational cinnamon hot chocolate drink which turns any winters day into a bright sunny day!

hot chocolate completed

You will need : –

  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 cup chocolate (cut into shavings)
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • marshmallow fluff (optional)
  • whipped cream (optional)
  • grated chocolate (optional)

To begin with just pour the milk into a pan and immerse one cinnamon stick and heat on medium to high heat for 10 minutes.

hot chocolate cinammon

Whilst this is heating up, combine the powdered sugar, cornstarch and a generous pinch of cinnamon…smells divine…then separately cut your chocolate into shavings ready for later…

once the milk has heated for the 10 minutes, remove the cinnamon stick and ladle 1/2 cup of your cinnamon infused milk into the powdered sugar, cornflour and cinnamon mixture and mix until there are no lumps.

hot chocolate wet ingredients

Now add this mixture into your warm cinnamon milk along with your shards of chocolate shavings and gently whisk whilst over a moderate heat for around 8 minutes…until it is frothy and slightly thickened.

hot chocolate cooking

Now its ready to serve but if your kids are like mine they will love the (optional) next step of topping with a small spoon of marshmallow fluff (an essential ingredient if you want to send this over the top), whipped cream and grated chocolate and…

sometimes the odd mini marshmallow….not sure whether theirs should be called a drink or a dessert!

This hot chocolate will always bring a smile…sit back…relax…enjoy x♥x

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