Grand Dame Farquharson’s Hot Chocolate Construction

Just because I am attempting to change my diet and lifestyle doesn’t mean I am going to completely abandon one of life’s greatest pleasures…a steaming mug of hot chocolate! Now as I am having these as a treat now I have decided not to alter my recipe in any way, just have them only once or twice a week.

As mentioned in the about page I do eat marshmallows, not the vegetarian ones either. I am not here to judge on whether you choose to partake in them, thus they are completely optional!  This recipe was originally posted on my other website a few years ago. I use the same mug every time for mine, so my measurements are based on that.

Ingredients
Serves 1 – approx 260 calories with marshmallows + ice cream, 215 calories just marshmallows, 165 calories bare

  • 300ml Unsweetened Soya Milk
  • 1 tsp Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 25g Vanilla or Chocolate Dairy Free Ice Cream (I use Swedish Glace) – optional
  • 15g Marshmallows (Mini ones are best or chop up some flumps)

Measure out the milk into a microwaveable the jug (or in a pan if you are heating the old fashioned way) and bang it in the microwave for 2.5-3.5 mins (depending on the power in your magic heating box – basically you want it hot hot hot – but not boiling)

In the bottom of your now empty mug add 1 tsp cocoa powder and 2tsp sugar and mix

By now your microwave should have binged so pop the milk out and if the urge takes you add a scoop of the vanilla ice cream and stir until it melts.

Add a small amount of the milk to your cocoa mix and stir until it is a smooth, lump free paste, then slowly add the rest of the milk, stirring as you go until it is all wonderfully combined.

Grab some of the mini marshmallows and put them on top, using a spoon push them under the HC so they get a good covering. You want to have enough ‘mallows so that they become a small heap on top. Now sling the mug back in the microwave and blast for a further 30 seconds. This starts the ‘mallows on the road to oozy, gooey goodness.

Finally add a scoop of chocolate ice-cream to the top of the marshmallow mountain. This will slowly melt and sink though them into the HC creating an extra indulgent layer of wonder

Serve. With a spoon.

And there you have it Grand Dame Farquharson’s Hot Chocolate Construction for the strong willed and cold hearted!

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