Before we start you will need: 34% milk chocolate flakes, your choice of milk (cows, oat, almond, soya or coconut), a zester, some salt and lime - and a saucepan, hot chocolate maker or chocolate shaker.
To start, prepare the lime – get some hot water and soak it for a couple of minutes, then scrub the lime with a vegetable brush and soak again for a few minutes. This gets away all the impurities and wax (you don’t want that in your hot chocolate).
On the hob or in a hot chocolate maker
Heat 200ml of your preferred milk on the hob, taking care not to boil it as this destroys nutrients and affects the taste. Or if you are using the hot chocolate maker then add your preferred milk to it – we recommend 200ml for one cup.
Add around 8 teaspoons of 34% milk chocolate flakes and add a pinch of seasalt.
Next prepare the zest, don’t zest the lime too deep, you just the top of the skin. You need around 1/3 of a lime per medium cup of hot chocolate.
Start your maker, or, if making on the hob, stir well until fully dissolved.
In the Shaker
Warm 200ml of your preferred milk in the Shaker (lid off) in the microwave.
Add around 8 teaspoons of 34% milk chocolate flakes, and add around a 1/3 of a lime zest and a pinch of seasalt.
Make sure the lid is pressed in, and then secure fully to the cup.
Shake for 10 seconds – and you’re ready to enjoy your smooth, frothy hot chocolate.
Cold chocolate milk or milkshake - in the Chocolate Shaker
Before we start you will need: 34% milk chocolate flakes, your choice of milk (cows, oat, almond, soya or coconut), a zester, a lime, some salt and a chocolate shaker (or you can use a saucepan or hot chocolate maker).
Start with a small hot chocolate; add milk up to level 2 (about 100ml), then add 5 teaspoons of 34% milk chocolate flakes.
Put the shaker in the microwave (without the lid) for half a minute (or heat up milk on the hob and add it to the flakes).
Add around a 1/3 of a lime zest and a pinch of seasalt.
Make sure the lid is pressed in and then secure fully to the cup.
Shake for 10 seconds or until all the flakes are dissolved and then top up with cold milk.
To make an iced chocolate milk, add a couple of ice cubes to it.
To make a milkshake, add ice cream instead of the ice cubes.
We recommend adding 3 mini scoops or teaspoons of ice cream, as a big scoop will not melt in the already cooled down chocolate.
Give it another quick shake - and you have an ice-cold chocolate milk or milkshake.