Food From 4th: Four o’clock hot chocolate from ‘A Modern Way to Eat’


With Christmas just around the corner (we told you we’d be using that phrase a lot) we thought it would be nice to give you a superbly comforting hot chocolate recipe from Anna Jones. Both festive and soothing, it’s the perfect antidote to both the brisk winter afternoons, and the Christmas stress.

‘This is what kept me going through one of the coldest winters I can remember. It is a hot chocolate that calms, enlivens and uplifts, all in one mug.
It brims with deliciousness, is packed full of goodness and is guaranteed to hit the sweet spot and bring back your joy when the four o’clock lull hits.’

Ingredients | Serves 2
500ml milk of your choice (I use almond milk)
1 tablespoon chamomile flowers or a chamomile teabag
2 tablespoons cocoa (raw cocoa is best)
optional: 1 teaspoon of maca powder (see here)
sea salt
a good pinch of ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons honey

Put the milk into a pan with the chamomile flowers or teabag and heat gently (if you are using nut milk, be careful not to heat it too much, just gently warm it). Once warmed, turn off the heat and allow it to sit and steep for a few minutes.
Remove the flowers or teabag and whisk in the cocoa, maca (if using), sea salt and cinnamon.
Sweeten with the honey, then pour into cups and enjoy.


A Modern Way to EatThis recipe appears in A Modern Way to Eat by Anna Jones

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