Best Hot Chocolate Recipe

Prep time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 5 mins

Serves: 2


  • 500ml thick cashew or oat milk
  • 100g Fairtrade dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), chopped
  • 1 heaped tablespoon Fairtrade cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp Fairtrade caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • A pinch of chilli powder
  • Whipping cream


Step 1: Heat the milk you are using.

Step 2: Pour a couple tablespoons into the cocoa powder and mix to create a paste. Then place the cashew milk and chopped chocolate in a saucepan with the sugar and salt, and heat over low heat until the chocolate has melted, whisking all the time.

Step 3: Add the cocoa paste to the mixture and whisk to combine until smooth.

Step 4: Taste to see whether you need to add a little more salt for an extra salty kick. Remove from the heat, pass it through a sieve, then pour into two cups, serve immediately with whipped cream and enjoy.