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Hot Chocolate (N.) – a hug in a cup

Raise your hands if you are tired of this excruciatingly cold weather in Nairobi right now? Yeah, me too. Unfortunately, we have no say in the matters of nature, all we can do is thank the Almighty God that we’re still here on earth to enjoy it. So, with that in mind, the only thing we can actually do is make the most of the weather, and what better way to do that than by cooking up some yummy hot chocolate with a lil’ twist? (and of course cozying up on the couch with chunky oversize sweaters -but let’s save that for another post as this weather doesn’t look like it’s leaving us anytime soon.?) This salted caramel hot chocolate drinks are soooo tasty, they do the trick and warm you up almost instantly.


Yield: 2 large servings

Prep time: 8 minutes

Ingredients:

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2½ cups of milk

4 ounces of dark chocolate (8 tbsp)

2 ounces of caramel chocolate (we used Quality Street’s caramel cups)

2 pinches of sea salt

Marshmallows and chocolate syrup for decoration (optional)

Method:

1. In a saucepan, heat half of the milk and add in the dark chocolate and salt until melted.

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2. Continue heating and whisk in the remaining milk and the caramel chocolate.

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3. Continue whisking until the entire mixture is warmed through and smooth in texture.

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4. Serve in cups drizzled with chocolate syrup then place small marshmallows at the top. (Try not to eat all the marshmallows before serving like CICI almost did, ha-ha!?)

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*photography by Ivy Mabelle*

*photography by Ivy Mabelle*

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Thank you for reading. Please try this recipe out for yourself! You’ll love it, especially if you’ve got a sweet tooth. 🙂

Don’t forget to like, comment and share. Cheers!

-Ivy and CICI xx

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Heya! I'm Wambui Mabelle. Founder of this blog. Twenty-something year old Kenyan. Lawyer by day, writer by night, foodie by weekends and muser everyday.

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Santana

Always the number one fan of the Kenyan Belle lifestyle blog. I like this post; brings such warm.?

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Ivy

Thank you Santi!!
Your support is felt 100% ?❤

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Cici

Best hot chocolate ever! Once you take a sip of this you never go back. *grabs tissue* *sob* proud of us.♥
Everyone should definately try this out.

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Ivy

Haha! Amen! It’s too too good, we need a spot on masterchef huh? Well…as long as we don’t get tested on cutting veggies ??

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Zena Kipkenda

Aah I love this❤️❤️ I usually do mine with dark chocolate, cinammon and vanilla sticks but i’ll def try with the salt and caramel ?

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Ivy

Thank you Zena 🙂
Oh my! I’ve been looking for vanilla sticks everywhere but i can’t seem to find them ?

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Flo

This is one delicious hot chocolate drink and easy to make. Thanks for looking out Ivy n Cici?!

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Ivy

Thank you!! 🙂

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Jess

Just what we need this winter. This recipe, giving it a go is a must!! Could not ask for anything short of amazing than a hot chocolate drink. Thanks to Ivy and Cici??

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Ivy

Thank you! 🙂 It surely is delicious and will definitely warm you up!

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Issac Kanosh

Max Brenner s Hug Mug for hot chocolate is shaped so that you can hug it in both hands, creating the ultimate experience of coziness, warmth and fragrance.

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Ivy

Hey thanks for the tip. I must get myself one of those!

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