Amarula-spiked white hot chocolate

May 15, 2018 (Last Updated: May 18, 2018)
Amarula-spiked white hot chocolate

Perfect for a cosy night, this Amarula-spiked white hot chocolate will warm even the coldest night. It’s great for when you simply want to Netflix and chill or when you need something to warm you up from the inside out.

The kiddies don’t have to miss out either. To make this a non-alcoholic treat, simply do not add the Amarula. And serve with an extra marshmallow or two, just for fun.

Try this kid-friendly home-made white hot chocolate with caramel and toasted marshmallows

Recipe and styling by Claire Ferrandi

Photograph by Dylan Swart

Amarula-spiked white hot chocolate

By Claire Ferrandi Serves: 6 - 8
Total Time: 20 mins


  • 750ml (3 cups) full-cream milk
  • 3 cinnamon quills
  • 10ml (2 tsp) vanilla essence
  • tiny pinch salt
  • 185g condensed milk
  • 2 x 80g slabs white chocolate, finely chopped
  • Amarula, to taste
  • mini pink and white marshmallows, to serve



Place the milk, cinnamon quills, vanilla essence and salt in a medium pot and simmer over medium heat (keep a close eye on the stove, as milk has a tendency to boil over). Remove from heat and add the condensed milk and finely chopped chocolate. Set aside to stand, whisking every few minutes until the chocolate has melted.


Pour into mugs to serve, add a splash of Amarula and top with mini marshmallows. Use a blowtorch to toast the marshmallows, if desired.

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