​​Winter special: Tips to make thick, creamy Hot chocolate at home without cornflour​

Who doesn’t love indulging in a comforting cup of thick, creamy and rich Hot Chocolate on a cold winter evening? But the taste and texture of homemade Hot Chocolate often fails to please the palate and that’s when the fond memory of your favourite coffee house engulfs your soul. Well, if you love cafe-style Hot chocolate, then here are some simple yet healthy ways to amp up the rich taste and texture of the drink without adding glutten loaded flour.

​​Use higher fat milk​

A simple way to make your Hot chocolate delicious is by opting for full fat milk or a higher fat milk alternatives like coconut milk or even half-and-half this will naturally increase the creaminess and thickness of your hot chocolate.


​​Add chocolate ​

This is one of the easiest ways to make your homemade Hot chocolate interesting, just use high-quality chocolate with a higher cocoa content or use dark chocolate or compound chocolate that can contribute to a thicker consistency. You can add finely chopped chocolate or use chocolate chips.

​​Nut butters​

Add a spoonful of nut butter, such as almond or peanut butter to give a rich, nutty taste and thick texture to a simple Hot Chocolate. Adding unsweetened nut butters can be a great option for weight watchers as they are rich in proteins.

​​Melted chocolate​

Instead of cocoa powder, try using melted chocolate to make your hot chocolate. This can add richness and thickness without the need for additional thickeners.

​​Chia Seeds​

Make a powder of chia seeds and oats and add while simmering teh hot chocolate, this will give your drink a boost of nutrition as well as taste. The antioxidants in chocolate, chia seeds and oats will make for a healthy drink.

​​Low-fat cream​

Another easy and healthy way to make Hot Chocolate interesting is by adding some freshly whisked low fat cream to the drink