Ultimate Maple Marshmallow Hot Chocolate

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Colder weather requires warmer treats, it’s a fact. Hot drinks that ooze with melted marshmallows and steaming cocoa, and warm the soul as much as they do your hands and heart. It’s a treat for frosty mornings, rainy afternoons and chilly evenings; pretty much any time of day you fancy it. I’ve got a recipe to warm you through, no matter the weather!
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It’s chocolatey, sweet and full of gooey marshmallows, which are an absolute requirement for this time of year. You’ll need some milk, I make mine with almond milk which works just beautifully. Fill your mug of choice with milk to measure and pop it in a pan to heat gently. Add two teaspoons of cocoa powder to the mug, and add a teeny splash of the hot milk in and stir to make a paste. Add a little more milk until it turns glossy, and add in a healthy dose of maple syrup. Keep stirring. Add more milk until the cup is 1/3 full and stir it in. Add in a layer of marshmallows to cover the surface of the milk, and a few chocolate chips for good measure. Add a little more milk, and then a few more marshmallows, and repeat until the cup is full. Adding the marshmallows straight into the hot chocolatey milk means they start melting straight away. Sprinkle a few more onto the top and add a few more chocolate chips for good measure.
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Leave for a few minutes (if you can) to maximise the melting, then enjoy, preferably with a good book and a cosy blanket, and maybe some pumpkin pie spiced baked donuts too.

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Increase the quantities by using as much milk as what fills the cups you’re using, and double (triple, quadruple etc) up the other ingredients.

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Nice and simple, but gooey and delicious. A colder weather staple!