• This winter, instead of instant hot chocolate, treat your loved ones to this decadent and comforting home-made white hot chocolate with caramel and toasted marshmallows!

    Direction and styling by Claire Ferrandi

    Photograph by Dylan Swart

    Home-made white hot chocolate with caramel and toasted marshmallows

    Serves: 3



    To make 3 servings, combine 250ml (1 cup) fresh cream, 250ml (1 cup) milk, 5ml (1 tsp) vanilla essence, pinch salt and 30g sugar in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add 160g finely chopped white chocolate to the cream-milk mixture. Whisk until the chocolate has melted in the heat of the liquid and the hot chocolate is smooth, 3 minutes. To serve, pour the warm hot chocolate into 3 mugs, top each with a dollop of whipped cream, mini toasted marshmallows, a drizzle of store-bought caramel sauce and wafer rolls.

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com