Blackberry Hot Chocolate

Blackberry Hot Chocolate because…’tis the season! This hot chocolate is best enjoyed with a large helping of whipped cream and a side of marshmallows. Perfect for sipping while trimming the tree. And the best part? This recipe is SIMPLE, with only six pantry staple ingredients.

I have to admit, I spent a lot of time thinking about what would be the perfect post to share with you all today. I went back and forth with a few ideas, as I always do. But in the end, my heart set on this sweet mug of blackberry hot chocolate. It is the best way to officially welcome in the holiday season, and all the decorating, holiday music, baking, and time with friends and family that is to come.

I know this time of year can be hard for some, but I really try and make it the best ever by doing at least one festive thing a day. It can be as simple as ending the day by lighting my favorite candle, whipping up my favorite hot cocoa, or listening to festive Christmas music. But by doing just one small holiday…ish thing a day, it makes this time of year so much fun. And really, everyone has time to light a candle or spare a few minutes to make a mug of hot cocoa.

Each mug of warm chocolate is thick, creamy, perfectly sweet, and heavy on the chocolate. One thing to keep in mind though, the hot chocolate itself is not overly sweet. If you will be adding whipped cream and marshmallows, remember that those will also sweeten this up quite a bit!

You can easily make this vegan by using vegan chocolate chips and vegan marshmallows.

Be sure to have the ingredients on hand at all times. Then you can make this homemade hot chocolate anytime you would like. Personally, I love enjoying a mug while typing away on the computer or watching my favorite Christmas movies. Either way, it is the perfect way to relax and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year…

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Blackberry Hot Chocolate

Creamy Blackberry Hot Chocolate complete with whipped cream and marshmallows, because...'tis the season!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4


  • 200 grams blackberries fresh or frozen
  • 3 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water if you are using fresh blackberries
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 720 ml milk of your choice
  • 120 grams ark chocolate


  • whipped cream
  • mini marshmallows
  • extra blackberries


  • If using frozen blackberries let them defrost in a saucepan for 30 minutes. Then add the icing sugar and cook, on a moderate heat, for around 5 minutes until blackberries are soft and squishy.
  • If using fresh blackberries, cook as above with icing sugar and a tablespoon of water.
  • Push the cooked blackberries and juices through a sieve to create a blackberry coulis, Scrape the thick pulp from the outside of the sieve into the coulis as you go. Discard any seeds.
  • Heat your choice of milk until scalding, meanwhile chop the chocolate and drop into the base of a blender, along with vanilla extract. Then pour the hot milk over the chocolate and allow it to sit for 1 minute.
  • Take 1 Tablespoon of the blackberry coulis for garnish and add the rest into the blender with all other ingredients. Blitz until the chocolate has melted and the drink is frothy.
  • Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream, marshmallows, a drizzle of the reserved blackberry coulis and blackberry then enjoy!