On a cold Winters Day or just because…..This recipe will warm you right down to your toes. I am also continuing with my theme for the week….The letter A.
To serve 2 people:
2 cups of milk.
30z of best quality chocolate..either bittersweet or semi-sweet.
1 cinnamon stick.
2tsp of honey or Tate and Lyle’s Golden syrup.
1 tsp brown sugar.
1 tsp vanilla extract.
2tbsp or as you like it of spiced rum or dark rum.
Put the milk in a saucepan with the chocolate broken into pieces, cinnamon stick, honey and sugar and heat very gently until the chocolate has melted.
Add the vanilla extract and using a small hand whisk start whisking, add 1 tbsp of the rum( still whisking) stop long enough to TASTE and add more rum as required for your taste.
Still whisking, add some more sugar if required.
Take out the cinnamon stick and star anise, pour hot chocolate into 2 cappuccino cups or caffe latte cups and Enjoy!
If you are making this for someone who is tee-total or a kiddie then omit the rum and add some marshmallows or add marshmallows anyway….Why not? Spoil yourself.