Rich, Decadent, Refreshing
Whether served at a festive gathering or simply sipped in the warm sunshine as a special treat, my Choctini is always a winner.
Start off with a large saucepan & bung in 2 cups of brown sugar, a teaspoon of vanilla paste & 300ml of boiling water. Whack the pan onto a medium heat to bring to a boil before turning down heat to gently simmer away for about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, grab a mixing bowl & in goes 3/4 cup of good quality cocoa powder.
When syrup has time up on the heat, start pouring it into the cocoa powder a wee bit at a time & whisk like a crazy person between each addition to ensure no pesky lumps get in there!
Set the chocolate syrup aside to cool.
When you’re ready to enjoy a fabuliciouz Choctini, simply crush up some ice into 1 cup of chilled milk, pour in 1/4 cup of the chocolate syrup then give it a jolly good stir.
Now I’m sure I don’t need to tell you grown ups how this wee number could be the base of something altogether naughty but nice this Christmas 😉