I first saw this recipe on one of Jamie Oliver’s Christmas cookery shows a few years ago. The Jamie Oliver Epic Hot Chocolate Mix. I decided to give it a whirl and was so impressed I swore to make it up into jars for gifts for friends and family. I didn’t end up doing it until last Christmas when I made small jars to place in my Christmas hampers and everyone loved it.
I’ve made this on the stovetop and it’s a thick gooey indulgent cross between a hot chocolate and a chocolate dip.
Anyway without further waffling ( Oh did I mention it is really good served with waffles? ) I promised to share the recipe so here we go:
Jamie Oliver Epic Hot Choc
You will need:
2 tablespoons Horlicks/malted milk powder
2 tablespoons cornflour
3 tablespoons icing sugar
4 tablespoons quality organic cocoa
100 g good-quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), finely grated – Chill your chocolate first to make it easier to grate
1 pinch ground cinnamon
1 pinch sea salt
*Ingredients can be multiplied depending on how big your jars and how generous you feel.
Combine all ingredients and place into a small jar. Tie a piece of pretty ribbon around the rim and give to someone you love.
Here is the method to making the hot choc:
To make two pints, place 2 pints of semi skimmed (or full fat for ultimate indulgence) milk in a saucepan and bring almost to the boil before adding 10 tbsp of your mix, whisk in quickly and leave to bubble for a few min before serving. Your mixture should be thick and luxurious.
*Write the instructions on a small piece of brown card and attach to your jars.
You could serve with toasted marshmallows or waffles/churros to dip in 😀