As the weather gets colder, there’s nothing better than warming up with a tasty hot drink.
And if you’re in the mood for a fancy hot chocolate, you don’t have to head out to your local coffee shop to enjoy one.
That’s because they’re actually pretty simple to make for yourself at home, as Dolly’s Desserts have shown.
The Dessert shop in Barnsley’s Market Kitchen has garnered thousands of followers online after sharing a behind-the-scenes look at how they make some of their most decadent treats, including hot chocolates.
Dolly’s makes a number of different types, including Lotus Biscoff, Terry’s Chocolate Orange and Kinder Bueno hot chocolate.
Most recently, Charlie Smark, who runs Dolly’s revealed how they whip up a Terry’s White Chocolate Orange hot chocolate in a video.
In the video Charlie says: “I can confirm the white chocolate orange is as nice as it looks, so making it into a hot chocolate, you can’t really go wrong.”
She begins the process by breaking up the chocolate orange and putting four pieces into the bottom of a mug.
Next she heats some milk, which she does using a milk frother on a coffee machine, but says you can do in your microwave at home if you prefer.
She pours a little of the hot milk over the chocolate, to melt it and stirs to form a sort of “paste”.
Once it’s all melted, she pours over the remainder of the milk, before topping with whipped cream, some orange sauce they have in the shop, white chocolate curls and another segment of the white chocolate orange.
You can also dust the top with some cocoa powder if you desire.
In other videos, Charlie creates other amazing hot chocolates.
To switch up the flavours, all you need to do is swap out the chocolate in the bottom of the mug, before adding milk.
For instance, to make a Biscoff hot chocolate, you would make the paste using a dollop of Lotus Biscoff spread.
Equally you could always use Nutella, or any kind of spread or chocolate you fancy.
Add hot milk to melt, top with more warm milk, some whipped cream, plus chocolate pieces or biscuit crumbs and voilà.
For more sweet ideas, you can follow Dolly’s Desserts on Instagram.