Creamy Hot Chocolate with Hans Sloane


During the cold Autumn/Winter months there’s nothing better than making a delicious hot chocolate to enjoy. I’m not a huge hot drinks lover but when it’s really cold and I need something to warm me up I always reach for hot chocolate – yummy!

I normally use powdered hot chocolate which is nice depending on which one you buy, however I do find you can often be left with lumps or a grainy taste which isn’t so enjoyable. I was recently introduced to hot chocolate in bead form, something that I hadn’t seen before and was eager to try. It’s used in the same way as powder, you simply add the beads to milk, stir and enjoy.

The Hans Sloane London Drinking Chocolate is a top choice for luxurious hot chocolate that will not only give your chocolate cravings a hit but will also warm you up on cold winter mornings or evenings. The packaging is different from the norm, it comes in a cute coffee shop style package which makes me love it that little bit more. It’s definitely nicer than the usual can which most hot chocolate comes in.

The great thing about the range of drinking chocolate from Hans Sloane is the fact it comes in a variety of flavours, so there’s something for everyone, even me – I’m pretty fussy! There’s Smooth Milk, Rich Dark, Natural Honey, Madagascar 67% and Ecuador 70%. I’m not a huge fan of dark chocolate so I decided to give the Natural Honey a try and it was delicious.


To make your own creamy hot chocolate, you’ll need:

  • Hans Sloane Drinking Beads
  • Milk
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate for grating

For the perfect hot chocolate melt 3 tablespoons of chocolate beads in 200ml of hot milk and stir until dissolved. Pour into a glass, add a heaped tablespoon of cream, grate over some chocolate and enjoy! You can add marshmallows, cinnamon, ginger or any other topping you fancy. Enjoy!


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