Traditional Hot Chocolate

Serves 6 people


  • A zest of lime
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • A cinnamon stick
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 litre of semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 pot of sweetened condensed milk
  • 150g of cocoa paste or cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 25cl + 10cl of water


  • In a saucepan, pour 10cl of water. Add the zest of lime, the cinnamon stick, the pinch of nutmeg and the vanilla extract. Bring to the boil then put it back to low heat
  • Pour in the saucepan the semi-skimmed milk, the sweetened condensed milk and the 25cl of water and stir everything
  • Add the cocoa into the mixture while stirring
  • Add the peanut butter while stirring
  • Mix the cornstarch with water and add it to the mixture then mix vigorously
  • Carry on stirring as the mixture getting thicker
  • Bring to the boil to cook the cornstarch then put it back to low heat while stirring during 10 minutes
  • At the end of cooking, take the cinnamon stick off and serve the chocolate hot

This traditional hot chocolate drink can be served with a delicious cake!!!

hot chocolate


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