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    Hot chocolate

    Maple syrup adds a twist to this comfort drink

    • Vegetarian
    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes
    • Total time: 20 minutes 20 minutes

    Serves: 4


    • 350ml semi-skimmed milk
    • 100ml essential Waitrose double cream
    • 1 Cooks’ Ingredients cinnamon stick
    • 2 tbsp maple syrup
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 150g plain chocolate, chopped
    • 50g milk chocolate, chopped


    1. Combine the milk and double cream in a medium-sized saucepan. Add the cinnamon stick, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Slowly bring to the boil over a low heat to infuse for 5 minutes, then remove the cinnamon stick.
    2. Put the chopped chocolate in a jug; pour the hot milk mixture over and whisk until smooth. Return to the pan and gently reheat over a low flame, whisking constantly, until just below boiling point. Serve immediately.

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