Yes, this proper hot choc is the real McCoy! No need for milk alternatives; this recipe is all about the chocolate, as proper hot chocolate should be. It’s as chocolatey as chocolatey can be, with subtle cinnamon notes and almonds mellowing it a little. It tastes heavenly and fills the kitchen with it’s divine scent as you toast, melt and mix the indulgent concoction.
It is über rich, so a little goes a long way and we use espresso cups to drink ours. Obviously it requires a little more effort than nesquik but it’s absolutely worth it, and weekends are perfect for these kind of indulgences I think! If it’s too dark for your little ones you can froth up their fave milk alternative and dilute the hot chocolate with that – I used to use almond milk for Aars when he was younger and we first made it. I hope you give it a go and adapt it for your families likes and needs, and let me know how you go!