Stout hot chocolate

June 2, 2022 (Last Updated: July 15, 2022)
Stout hot chocolate

Cheers to warm winter evenings…

Recipe by Claire Ferrandi

Photograph by Dylan Swart

Stout hot chocolate

Serves: Makes 4 small cups (it is rich)
Total Time: 20 mins


  • 340ml stout
  • 250ml (1 cup) fresh cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • 55g castor sugar
  • 50ml strong hot coffee (optional)
  • 1 x 80g slab dark/milk chocolate, chopped
  • hot frothy milk, to serve cocoa powder, to dust
  • chocolate shavings, to garnish (optional)



Place the stout, cream, vanilla, castor sugar and coffee (if using) in a small pot over medium-low heat until the mixture begins to steam. Remove from heat and whisk in the chocolate until melted and smooth.


Serve in cups/mugs, topped with hot frothy milk, a dusting of cocoa powder and chocolate shavings, if desired.

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