Connoisseurs Hot Chocolate

Try this amazing version of hot chocolate that is guaranteed to leave all other hot chocolates in its wake.

A gently spiced hot chocolate made with real chocolate as well as a little cocoa.  The natural starches in the chocolate thicken the drink, so it pays to whisk a little longer.


220ml milk

60ml double cream

100g Mexican 67% dark chocolate (or a chocolate of your choice)

1/2 tbsp cocoa powder

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 star anise

2 cardamom pods (broken)

50g sugar

Pinch of salt



1) Dry roast the cardamom and star anise for 3 minutes in the bottom of a saucepan.  

2) Add all the other ingredients and whisk over a medium heat for 8 minutes until all the chocolate is melted and the mixture has thickened slighlty.  

3) Pass through a sieve and drink.