An old-fashioned hot chocolate is a delicious drink for keeping toasty on those autumn and winter nights. This creamy hot chocolate is easy to make with the kids, and has an intense chocolate flavour – a perfect chilly weather treat for the whole family!

Keeping Warm…

There’s lots of homemade recipes to prepare the perfect smooth cup of hot chocolate but this version is a real treat for chocolate lovers! Choose either rich milk chocolate, creamy white chocolate or, if you’re feeling daring, 70% cocoa solids to add.

For the freshest and most tasty result, use local whole milk from Marybelle Dairy, delivered to your front door by Foulgers Dairy!

Did you know… Hot chocolate dates back thousands of years - historians credit the Olmec civilisation of southern Mexico as being the first to roast the fruit from the cacao tree and consume it in liquid form!

This simple, easy to make recipe will prepare 4 mugs or 6 cups of hot chocolate goodness for you and your family and will only take 8 minutes to prep and cook. As well as the optional extras below, feel free to consider cinnamon, or even amaretto or bourbon for a boozy addition for the adults!


600ml Marybelle whole milk
142ml pot of Marybelle double cream
100g chopped chocolate
½ teaspoon of vanilla
Optional: marshmallows, whipped cream, freshly grated nutmeg

How to make it:

Step 1 – Place the milk, double cream and chopped chocolate into a pan. Bring gently to the boil, whilst stirring until chocolate melts and the mixture is well blended.

Step 2– Stir in the vanilla; pour the hot chocolate into mugs and top with a spoonful of marshmallows or whipped cream and finish with a dusting of nutmeg, if desired.

Make the smoothest, freshest hot chocolate with Marybelle milk and double cream, visit our  Milk & Dairy section to add to your next delivery.

If you’d like to find out more about local delivery in your area, or discuss placing an order with Foulgers Dairy, please call our friendly team on 01473 784999.

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