Luxury Honey Hot Chocolate with Rowse Manuka Honey

When I was asked to create a drink using Rowse Manuka Honey, my first thought was of a lush honey based mocktail Dave used to make me when I was pregnant – I was thinking it would be great with a good slug of quality gin.

However, driving to Leeds on Saturday morning, tucked up in my cosy new blanket scarf I was struck with a flash of inspiration.  Nobody wants a refreshing gin & honey cocktail on an brisk Autumn evening do they? Nope, hot chocolate. Hot chocolate is where it’s at.

Rowse Manuka Honey

So, here’s my recipe for Luxury Honey Hot Chocolate:

What you will need: 

Rowse Manuka Honey

Hotel Chocolat drinking chocolate (Of course you can use any brand you link but we’re going luxury here!)


Squirty cream

Luxury honey hot chocolate - Rowse Manuka

How to make it a luxury hot chocolate with Rowse Manuka Honey: 

Gently warm a mug full of milk in the pan.

As you continue to warm the milk, stir in 1 tsp of Rowse Manuka honey. (or up to a desert spoonful if you prefer a stronger honey flavour)

Once the honey has been fully dissolved into the milk begin to sir in the chocolate flakes – I’ve found around 3 tablespoons worth makes for a lovely rich hot chocolate.

Continue to warm the milk, stirring gently until all the chocolate flakes have dissolved.

Pour into a mug and top with squirty cream and extra chocolate flakes


How to make hot chocolate with Rowse Manuka Honey

This drink is SO lovely that I may have had to make it three times in the last 24 hours, of course purely for research reasons . . . and because I’m full of cold!

Luxury Honey Hot Chocolate - Rowse Manuka Honey

I’d love to know what you think of it!

I was provided with a  jar of Rowse Manuka Honey to make my drink and compensated for my time in writing this post



  1. Pippa Ainsworth
    October 6, 2015 / 1:12 pm

    This looks so good. I could just drink that!

  2. October 6, 2015 / 1:12 pm

    oooh nice. I love a good hot chocolate and clearly I'm underselling! I need to come round to yours, that sounds lush…. 😛

    • October 6, 2015 / 1:29 pm

      Pop round, I'll knock you one up! x

  3. Hannah
    October 11, 2015 / 8:24 am

    Oh god that looks like what I need for a Sunday morning!

  4. October 17, 2015 / 9:52 am

    Yummy, I love hot chocolate, never tried with honey before, but I am going to try your recipe! 🙂

  5. October 17, 2015 / 9:32 pm

    I think I need that in my life – when I have a cold, when I don't have a cold and any other times that I could maybe have a cold on the way at some point. I love a good hot chocolate x

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