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Hot chocolate with a (slightly different) shot

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The days are getting shorter, the evenings are getting darker and hearts are getting colder. Well, it's not that dramatic - but we still think that only one thing helps: a really good hot chocolate with a kick! But while the normal Christmas market stalls always lure you in with an ordinary shot, we have a - we think ;-) - much better idea! Instead of Baileys or rum, we prefer something a little more unusual with a good shot of stout beer and a dash of chili. And instead of regular milk, we prefer oat milk. However, you should definitely note that different oat milks are sweetened to different degrees. For our recipe, we particularly like Minor Figures or the Barista version of Oatly. Other varieties, on the other hand, are often too sweet or too oaty. In the recipe we also suggest 70% chocolate. Of course, you can also vary here, depending on how sweet (or not very sweet) your oat milk tastes.

By the way, you can also use great chocolates for the hot chocolate that you may have had in your cupboard for a while. Or that you - for whatever reason - don't like very much. The only important thing here is that it is high-quality chocolate made with cocoa butter. And, of course, real drinking chocolate is ideal. Whatever you want to use for the hot chocolate, you will surely find it with us ... just saying ;-)

Hot chocolate with a kick

Ingredients (for 2 "hungry" or 4 people)
200 ml oat milk (Or other milk (alternatives), but oat milk works particularly well.)
100ml stout
60g (drinking) chocolate (at least 70%)
1/4 tsp chili or chilli sauce


  1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan and heat until just before boiling point.
  2. Maintain heat and stir vigorously until chocolate has completely dissolved. This can take a few minutes, as real drinking chocolate contains valuable cocoa butter, which takes a little longer to melt.
  3. Since the hot chocolate is strong, it is best served in smaller cups.
  4. You can then decorate your hot chocolate with some chili (be careful here, of course ;-) ).

Good to know

This recipe is designed to be served in small, intense doses. If you prefer a larger cup with less intense flavor, feel free to add a little more milk.

If you are not only interested in drinking chocolate but also in fine chocolate - have a look at our chocolate team events . Maybe they are also interesting for you ;-)

Header photo by Rachael Gorjestani on Unsplash

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