The minute the temperature drops I'm drinking hot chocolate. Whether it's a trip to O' Conaill's on French Church Street or a homemade concoction, I probably drink a few litres of the chocolatey goodness every winter. My favourite hot chocolate has got to be a bit spicy.
So here's my favourite homemade recipe for a chilli dark hot chocolate:
Heat one cup of milk in a saucepan along with one cinnamon stick and half of a chilli and bring to the boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer for a few minutes.
In a cup, add two heaped teaspoons of cocoa powder and a pinch of salt. Add a small drop of the heated milk to the cup and mix it until it's a chocolatey paste.
Then, pour in the rest of the milk and add a small handful of dark chocolate chips.
Lastly, serve with a handful of marshmallows and enjoy this hot and spicy treat.