Hot Chocolate Recipe

Written by Ollie Wilkinson

decadent hot chocolate

The liquid equivalent of a hug in a mug, a good hot chocolate is enough to warm both the body and the soul. Whether it’s a crisp winter morning, a gloomy autumn evening, or a snug and comfy movie night, you can always count on a hot chocolate to lift the mood.

So why not treat yourself to cosiness in a cup with our deliciously chocolatey hot chocolate recipe?

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So if you’re loco for cocoa, put the last of your milk to good use and indulge in the velvety flavour of our old-faithful Modern Milkman hot chocolate recipe.

Hot Chocolate Recipe


  • – 1 pint of creamy Modern Milkman milk 
  • – Check out our bottles of semi-skimmed, skimmed or whole milk. You could even use our tasty Oat Drink.
  • – 3-4 tbsps hot chocolate mix 
  • – (depending on just how much of a chocoholic you really are!)
  • – 1 tbsp whipped cream (optional)  
  • – (but highly recommended)
  • – 1 chocolate bar (optional) 
  • – (also highly recommended)
  • – Marshmallows (optional)
  • – (the most highly recommended!) 


  1. 1. Pour your preferred amount of milk into a saucepan and place it over medium heat. Watch as the milk gradually warms up and be sure to keep an eye on it, giving it an occasional stir to prevent scorching.
  1. 2. Once your milk reaches a gentle simmer, measure 3-4 tablespoons of hot chocolate powder and sprinkle it into your warm milk. 
  1. 3. Grab a whisk or a spoon and mix until they blend seamlessly into one deliciously chocolatey concoction.
  1. 4. Once your hot chocolate reaches the perfect consistency, it’s time to pour it into your favourite mug and get sipping. We know you’re eager but be careful not to burn your tongue!


Why not make an event out of your hot chocolate and get creative with it? Whether you prefer a dollop of whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles, marshmallows or all of the above, you just can’t argue with an extra touch of sweetness!

Hungry for more?

If you loved the sound of our delicious hot chocolate recipe, worry not, the inspiration doesn’t end here! Check out even more tasty Modern Milkman recipes here:

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