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Recipe  •  6 April 2023


Hot chocolate spiked with cinnamon

A warming recipe from Jamie Oliver’s first children’s book ‘Billy and the Giant Adventure’.

Serves 8

Total time: 10 minutes

  • 2 pints of semi-skimmed milk

Hot chocolate mix

  • 2 tablespoons Horlicks (malted milk powder)
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 3 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 4 tablespoons quality cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 100g quality dark chocolate (70%)


Pour the milk into a large pan, and bring almost to the boil over a medium heat.

Meanwhile, add all the ingredients to a large jar, finely grating in the chocolate, then give it a good shake to combine.

You need around 10 heaped tablespoons of the chocolate mix for this amount of milk. Simply spoon the chocolate mix into the hot milk, give it a good whisk and leave to bubble away for a few minutes before serving – you’re looking for that gorgeous, thick (almost claggy), knockout texture.


165kcal, 6.8g fat (4.1g saturated), 6.2g protein, 21.4g carbs, 19.1g sugar, 0.4g fibre, 0.3g salt

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Billy and the Giant Adventure
One pinch of adventure, a dash of friendship, a sprinkle of mystery and a HUGE spoonful of magic . . . Jamie Oliver, bestselling author and internationally renowned chef, delivers the perfect recipe for a page-turning children's fiction debut!
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