Here at Ballymena Today we love Hot Chocolate and we are fortunate to have a very talented youth team who have investigated the perfect recipe to keep our cravings in check. Over to the Ballymena Today youth bloggers:

Don’t you just hate it when you get a cup of hot chocolate and it is all lumpy? Here are some tips on how to make some really good hot chocolate.

First, choose your hot chocolate. I personally think that galaxy hot chocolate is really smooth and light. Aero is a more bubbly hot chocolate. Flossy Treats also make their own hot chocolate…which it really good too.

Second, put a cup of milk into a sauce pan and bring to the boil and then let simmer until there is about a centimetre of foam on top of the milk.

Third, while the milk is simmering add about 3 or 4 tsp of the hot chocolate powder. Add the warm milk and stir well until all the lumps are gone. If you want to you can add a tsp of sugar to sweeten it up a little bit.

Fourthly, if you want the finished result to look the part; put some ‘squirty’ cream and some marshmallows on top

Finally, enjoy ☺

Thank you for reading this post. Hopefully these steps helped you to make the perfect hot chocolate.

Thanks guys they certainly will, we think that we might even give up on coffee for a day or two in favour of the Ballymena Today Hot Chocolate!