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.
So, here’s my recipe for Luxury Honey Hot Chocolate:
What you will need:
Hotel Chocolat drinking chocolate (Of course you can use any brand you link but we’re going luxury here!)
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
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!
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