Hot chocolate



  • 300ml of whole milk
  • 1 tbsp of cream
  • 120ml of almond milk, (buy in most supermarkets or make your own with a blender, water and a muslin cloth to strain the liquid through – or leave the bits in!)

Store Cupboard

  • 40g of dark chocolate, the best quality you can find
  • 1 pinch of sea salt, tiny (not table salt)
  • 3 drops of vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of sugar, more or less depending on the sweetness of the chocolate used (if you add vanilla and cream you really shouldn’t need sugar as well!)
  • 15g of dark chocolate, 100% (Willie’s Cacao is widely available in most supermarkets or failing this you could use cocoa instead, but it won’t be as rich and delicious)
  • 1 pinch of pink Himalayan salt, (contains 82 essential minerals)
  • 1 tsp Manuka honey, (good for its antibacterial properties)
  • 3 drops of vanilla extract, optional (makes it taste sweeter without adding more sugar)


  • 2 tsp boiling water
  • 1 tbsp of rum
  • 180ml of boiling water

Spices & Dried Herbs

  • 1 pinch of cinnamon, (good for the metabolism and, again, making it taste sweeter without calories)