Deluxe Fire Hot Chocolate
Ok, so this is not in any shape or form a recipe utilising wild edibles, nor does it showcase any part of the seasonal wild larder. It does however, get you (and your wildlings) outside into the great outdoors and provides you with the ultimate comfort in winter beverages – cooked over an open fire. This is our super easy, family friendly deluxe fire hot chocolate made over the crackling embers and with a nifty little twist to give you that decadent feel.
Using real chocolate is the only way to make real hot chocolate – it makes everything super rich and creamy. This isn’t an everyday treat – so go all out, do it properly and enjoy it as a family. We highly recommend that you make your hot chocolate outdoors. If you can’t light a fire where you are, then try a portable gas stove to warm your ingredients.
Our nifty little trick for turning a hot chocolate into a deluxe fire hot chocolate is to froth the milk. To do that in the great outdoors, we are going to use an old cafetiere. By filling the cafetiere by a third with our warmed ingredients and pumping it up and down with the press, we create a thick foam to pour into the warm chocolatey milk to give us a super airy luxurious hot chocolate. Topped off with plenty of marshmallows toasted to utter perfection!
What could possibly be better?