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2 glasses of Blackberry Hot Chocolate with cream, coulis, marshmallows and blackberry
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5 from 2 votes

Blackberry Hot Chocolate

Blackberry Hot Chocolate is dark, mysterious, intense & fun. Made with real blackberries, dark chocolate & milk – it’s perfect for snuggling up with in winter.
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drink, Non-alcoholic Drink
Cuisine: Worldwide
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 407kcal


  • 200 g/ 7oz blackberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 3 tablespoon icing (confectionary) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water (if using fresh blackberries)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 720 ml/ 3 cups whole milk (or non-dairy equivalent)
  • 120 g/ 4 ¼oz dark chocolate

Optional Garnish (recommended)

  • Whipped cream
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Extra blackberries


  • If using frozen blackberries allow to defrost in a small saucepan for 30 minutes. Once softened add the icing sugar and cook, on a moderate heat, for around 5 minutes until the blackberries are soft and squishy
  • If using fresh blackberries, cook as above with the icing sugar and a tablespoon of water
  • Push the cooked blackberries and juices through a sieve to create a coulis. Scrape the thick pulp from the outside of the sieve into the coulis as you go. Discard the seeds
  • Heat the milk until scalding
  • Meanwhile chop the chocolate and drop into the base of a blender, along with the vanilla extract
  • Pour the hot milk over the chocolate. Allow to sit for 1 minute
  • Reserve 1 tablespoon of the blackberry coulis and put the rest into the blender
  • Blitz until the chocolate has melted and the drink is frothy
  • Sweeten to taste and reheat if necessary
  • Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream, marshmallows, a drizzle of the reserved blackberry coulis and a blackberry
  • Serve immediately


Leftover hot chocolate can be cooled, stored in the fridge and reheated within 2 days. Stir well to re-blend the ingredients


Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 555mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 501IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 255mg | Iron: 4mg