Mrs. Beeton, the original domestic goddess used half water and half milk for her hot chocolate, but this recipe uses all milk for a richer result and gives the option of adding honey for an even more indulgent drink. Freshly grated chocolate (from a premium dark chocolate bar) gives a luxurious silky texture, but you can use the cocoa powder for a lighter result if you prefer.
Cuisine As Seen on Downton, English, Victorian
Prep Time 1 minuteminute
Cook Time 5 minutesminutes
Total Time 6 minutesminutes
1 cup milk
1 tsp. honey or caster sugar
1 oz. dark chocolateor cocoa powder
Place the milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the honey or sugar and bring to a simmer.
Whisk the grated chocolate or the cocoa powder into the hot milk until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Simmer for one minute, add more honey or sugar to taste and serve.