Hot chocolate set

Hot chocolate set

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins plus chilling and overnight setting


Makes 4
Present this chocolate and cinnamon stirrer in a festive mug and give as an edible Christmas gift to be enjoyed during a cosy night in

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal217
  • fat15g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre3g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.1g


  • sunflower oil, for greasing
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  • 50g milk chocolate, chopped
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  • flaky sea salt
  • 4 cinnamon sticks

You will need

  • 4 empty 47g fromage frais pots, washed and dried
  • 4 muffin cases
  • cellophane and twine or string, for wrapping
  • 4 mugs
  • gift tags and pen, for labelling


  1. Very lightly grease the fromage frais pots with oil and set aside until needed.

  2. Melt the milk chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of just-simmering water, stirring occasionally, then divide between the prepared pots. Place in the fridge or a cold place for around 30 mins or until set.

  3. Once the milk chocolate layer is firm, melt the dark chocolate in a bowl as before, then pour it over the milk chocolate. Leave the pots to set for 15 mins, then sprinkle a pinch of flaky sea salt onto each.

  4. Cut a hole in the bottom of each paper cake case and push a cinnamon stick through. Push the end of the stick into the middle of each pot so that the paper case is upside down – it will help to hold the cinnamon stick in place while it sets.

  5. Leave to set overnight, then turn out and discard the pot and paper case. Wrap each in cellophane tied with twine. Tie each stick to a mug, or simply place inside the mug, and write a tag to read ‘Just add hot milk’.

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Helena Caldon
27th Oct, 2016
How long do these keep for and should they be stored at room temp? How far in advance of giving can you make them?
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Nicole Richards
26th Nov, 2015
I got a gift from a friend last year. It was the same like this. Really delicious, though there weren't enough marshmallows!
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