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wee jamie on 02 Nov 2012
Just thought I'd share this breakthrough in hot chocolate making. It's a technique I pioneered some years ago while working at the Clachaig.

Forget your powders, this involves chopping up a Mars Bar into small pieces, chuck them in a mug, pour on boiling water and stir. Try to crush the floating bits against the side of the mug with the spoon until all are dissolved. Add marshmallows and you're done.
For those on a budget, Lidl's Mr Choc Chocco and Caramel bars work fine.
If you're feeling particularly naughty, try two Mars Bars in one mug - insane
Douglas Griffin - on 02 Nov 2012
In reply to wee jamie:

It'd need to be good to be better than the hot chocolate at the Cocoa Mountain at Balnakiel in Sutherland.
fernie - on 02 Nov 2012
In reply to wee jamie: you`ve got my attention, i`m gonna try it.
Mediocre Scientist - on 02 Nov 2012
In reply to wee jamie:

Add Baileys as well, or other equivalent.
nufkin - on 02 Nov 2012
In reply to wee jamie:
> '...pour on boiling water...'

Yeah, if you're soft. Real mountaineers use double cream.
sargy - on 02 Nov 2012
In reply to wee jamie:

Have been making something similar for years- we call it Mars Bar soup, but made with a pint of milk and a huge slug of brandy. Just the thing on a winter wild camp! I prefer not to completely get rid of the 'bits'- they're the best part! Also make it before heading out by lobbing the ingredients into a thermos before heading out- is nicely 'brewed' by the time you crack it open!
ripper - on 03 Nov 2012
In reply to sargy: yup, i would have thought a large slug of brandy or maybe dark rum was the obvious ingredient missing from the OP's recipe..
sargy - on 03 Nov 2012
In reply to ripper:

We've experimented with both, and at least to our taste brandy wins :)
TryfAndy on 03 Nov 2012
In reply to wee jamie:

A crumbled-up Flake bar stirred into near-boiling milk, with a dash of Baileys for good measure, takes some beating!
PATTISON Bill - on 03 Nov 2012
In reply to wee jamie:Spent a month in the Alps about forty years ago ,had mars bars boiled up in hot milk every night, great.
girlymonkey - on 03 Nov 2012
In reply to wee jamie:
In several places in eastern europe, hot choc comes in an esspresso cup, with a spoon and a glass of water to wash it down! It's basically melted chocolate, and a teeny splash of milk. I somtimes put in a wee bit ginger syrup too to flavour it. YUMMY :-)
Ava Adore - on 03 Nov 2012
In reply to TryfAndy:

Bit sceptical about the Mars Bar thing but this sounds ace!
Matt Schwarz on 03 Nov 2012
In reply to wee jamie: just made some to warm up after a MTB ride, its good!
lost1977 - on 03 Nov 2012
In reply to wee jamie:

i use nigel slaters recipe which includes high% coco chocolate, full fat milk and double cream little else. absolute heaven but you overdose on it with a full mug
deepsoup - on 03 Nov 2012
In reply to wee jamie:
The Druid Inn (next to Rowtor Rocks in the Peak) do hot chocolate that comes as a mug of chocolate buttons and a jug of hot milk. Yum.
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Adam W. - on 03 Nov 2012
In reply to wee jamie:
Ultimate Hot Chocolate?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-GkwIRbLw8


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