by Pippa Rogers


Winding down your day with a cup of hot chocolate is a sweet treat, especially when you know the farmers who grew and produced the cocoa were paid a fair price. Enjoy the fairest cup of Fairtrade cocoa with this easy recipe, add your own twist, and enjoy!

Prep time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 5 mins

Serves: 2


  • 500ml thick cashew or oat milk
  • 100g Fairtrade dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), chopped
  • 1 big tbsp Fairtrade cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp Fairtrade caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • A pinch of chilli powder
  • Whipping cream (optional)


Step 1: Heat the milk you are using.

Step 2: Pour a couple of tablespoons of the warm milk into a small dish with the cocoa powder and mix to create a paste. Then, add the chopped chocolate into the remaining heated milk in the saucepan with the sugar and salt, and heat over low heat until the chocolate has melted, whisking all the time.

Step 3: Add the cocoa paste to the milk mixture and whisk to combine until smooth. Add chili powder.

Step 4: Taste to see whether you need to add a little more salt for an extra salty kick. Remove from the heat, pass it through a sieve, then pour into two cups, serve immediately with whipped cream and enjoy.

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