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Rich and super chocolatey hot chocolate ‘the works’ with mini marshmallows, flakes, and whipped cream!


So… I LOVE HOT CHOCOLATES. If you follow me on Instagram in particular, you will know this. I post probably way too many ho chocolate pictures, but if you don’t like them… you probably shouldn’t follow me. Honestly, I adore hot chocolates. I realise you don’t necessarily need a recipe for them, but I thought I would anyway. Why not hey!

I regularly go to cafes, just to search out delicious hot chocolates that might potentially beat my favourites. However, I like them all. They’re all different enough to still enjoy them! To be honest, every cafe does them differently, and when you go all out and get ALL THE OPTIONS, they are DELIGHTFUL.

Hotel Chocolat

For this particular post I decided to use some of the Hotel Chocolat hot chocolate and it is DELICIOUS. It’s basically flakes of actual chocolate that you have to melt into the milk, but that makes it so dreamy and rich and such a good flavour. When using a hot chocolate like this, I tend to use the hob or the microwave to heat the milk as it really does have to get hot to properly melt in the hot chocolate.

Quality hot chocolates

With good quality hot chocolates, you tend to find that they are ‘richer’ and ‘darker’ in flavour. Therefore, I go on to add the marshmallows and all sorts. Kinda making it ‘the works’. They’re not your average hot chocolates that you make at home, and just look how good they are! You can use whatever chocolate powder you want ever, but I have my favourites. Hot Chocolat, Whittards, Clippers, Green & Blacks, and Charbonnel et Walkers.


When you pour the hot chocolate in, and add on the marshmallows they begin to melt and its just dreamy. It’s a melty sweet layer of goodness, because of mixing with the hot chocolate. Adding on the whipped cream, more mini marshmallows, and then the flake and you basically have a dessert in a drink. It’s chocolate overload, but SO WORTH IT.

Devouring into the hot chocolates by dipping in the flake, gobbling up all the delicious bits and then being able to drink the hot chocolate. It’s basically my happy place. So, enjoy! x

Hot Chocolate 'The Works'!

Rich and super chocolatey hot chocolate 'the works' with mini marshmallows, flakes, and whipped cream!
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Category: Drinks
Type: Hot Chocolate
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Drinks
Author: Jane's Patisserie


  • 3 heaped tsp hot chocolate powder
  • 250 ml milk
  • 20 g mini marshmallows
  • 1 Cadbury's flake
  • Whipped cream


  • Heat your milk in a pan, or in the microwave until hot. 
  • Add in the hot chocolate powder/flakes and whisk until the chocolate melts fully and its all combined.
  • Pour into your favourite glass, and add on some mini marshmallows. 
  • Squirt on some whipped cream, and add some more mini marshmallows. 
  • Sprinkle over some bits of flake, and then add on a flake. 
  • Devour. 


  • I used Hotel Chocolat's hot chocolate flakes for this one, but obviously so many work. I recommend these:
    • Whittards
    • Green & Blacks
    • Clippers
    • Charbonnel et Walker
  • Any squirty cream can will do nicely!
  • I used supermarket own mini marshmallows 
  • Cadbury's Flakes can't be beaten, but you can get other chocolate treats to go on top!

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  1. Joanne Chandler on November 30, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    My squirt cream melts the moment it touches the hot chocolate! What can I do to avoid this? (Using Tesco low fat squirty cream)

    • Jane's Patisserie on December 1, 2020 at 10:28 am

      You shouldn’t be using squirty cream – it’s UHT cream and always deflates within minutes – you need to whip cream yourself! X

  2. Sam hughes on April 9, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    5 stars
    I love white hot chocolate with coconut milk.

  3. Karen Murray on April 9, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Jane, my comment is, how on earth do you stay so slim with all the chocolate you eat?!!! I’ve just put on 3lbs thinking about this hot chocolate!

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