• 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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