Friday, 9 November 2012

Proper Cocoa

This is probably a recipe for older kids and adults.  Forget hot chocolate, it's not that nasty overly sweet confection, this is the good stuff, the real stuff, the thing you crave when it's chilly outside...

Proper Cocoa - serves 1


Approx 300ml of milk (or what your mug of choice will hold)
1 rounded tsp unsweetened cocoa powder (not hot chocolate)
2 tsp light muscovado sugar or another light brown sugar
2 tbsp double (heavy) cream (or more if you like)
Chocolate or cocoa to decorate (optional)


Put all apart from 1tbsp of the milk into a microwavable jug and microwave for 90 secs (category E, 850W).  Mix the remainder of the milk in the mug you will serve it in with cocoa and the sugar until it forms a paste.

While the milk is heating, whisk the cream until it forms firmish peaks but don't overwhisk.

Pour the hot milk onto the paste and stir well.  Microwave for another 30-40 seconds or until hot enough for your liking.

Either spoon or pipe the cream on top (much better than squirty cream, trust me) and sprinkle with cocoa or chocolate if liked, then serve.  Instant body central heating.  Hmmmmmm.

I've linked this up to Totally Tasty Tuesdays!


  1. Now that's my kind of cocoa and my daughter will love this. I love REAL cream!

    1. Absolutely. In my view healthy cooking isn't necessarily all about low fat, low sugar ALL the time. Sometimes you need treats and if you're going to have treats, you might as well make them good treats. I have a theory that having fake cream, fake sugar, fake chocolate actually makes you crave the real thing more. I'm all for things in moderation but if I'm only going to have it occasionally, I want the real thing!

  2. Sometimes you just need a delicious, rich treat! This looks delicious. Stopping by from blog working Wednesdays!!

    1. Yeah and if you think about it, cocoa is more sating than chocolate on it's own because of all the milk it actually really fills you up.


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