Home-made Black Forest Hot Chocolate.

Friday, 21 November 2014
Black Forest Hot Chocolate Recipe

One of the biggest things making me excited for Winter this year was the return of Costa's Black Forest Hot Chocolate. I was totally obsessed with this drink last year - I love hot chocolate anyway, but this takes it to a whole new level .. it's like drinking black forest gateaux. 

I decided I wanted to try making my own at home and started looking for recipes on line. It turns out that Costa use a black berry syrup in their hot chocolate, with a cherry sauce on top. I couldn't find black berry syrup anywhere but what I did find, was Monin Cherry Syrup and lots of Amazon reviews that said it was perfect for DIY Black Forest Hot Chocolate. Turns out I'm not the only one whose obsessed - I might start a fan group. 

It's taken a few tries, but I've finally got the technique right and wanted to share the recipe with you all. This makes a lovely cherry flavoured hot chocolate that tastes similar, but isn't an exact dupe of the Costa version. 

Here's what you'll need: 

Monin Cherry Syrup (available here at Amazon)
Drinking Chocolate Powder ( I use Bourneville Cocoa )
Milk ( I used semi-skimmed milk )
Squirty Cream 
Adorable Santa and Polar Bear mugs (optional)

Black Forest Hot Chocolate Recipe
Black Forest Hot Chocolate Recipe

First, put 1.5 teaspoons of cocoa powder into a small amount of milk -about a fifth of the mug. Stir this as much as possible and put it in the microwave for 20 seconds. Next, add 3 tablespoons of cherry syrup - it sounds a lot, but it's necessary if you want the flavour to come through. The aim is to create a thick concentrated liquid of cocoa, milk and syrup at the bottom of the mug. This is to stop the syrup from separating from the milk, which will happen if you skip this step! 

Once you've mixed in the stirred the syrup in well, pop your mug into the microwave for another 30 seconds. Take it out, stir it really well and add another bit of milk to take it to the half way point - then put it back in the microwave for another 30 seconds. Add the rest of the milk and heat it up for another minute, or longer if you like it really hot. As long as the milk is added gradually to the mixture, it'll mix perfectly. Finish off with lots of squirty cream, a sprinkle of cocoa powder and some cherry syrup over the top - and voilà! 

hot chocolate with syrup recipe

Hope you liked this post! 

Have any of you tried Black Forest Hot Chocolate? Have you ever made your own? 


18 comments on "Home-made Black Forest Hot Chocolate."
  1. Mmmm this sounds delicious. How cute are your little christmas mugs! xxx

    Sarah Speaks

  2. This looks absolutely incredible! I've never heard of this hot chocolate before but wow! Thanks for sharing :)


  3. I have never tried OR heard of this before, but after reading this it's bookmarked to give it a go, it looks incredible! Thanks for sharing xxx


  4. oh I have yet to try the Black Forest hot chocolate but I had the orange one today and it was amazing!

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

  5. That looks so yummy!! I want it!! Would you like to follow each other on GFC?! Let me know and follow me on my blog, I will follow you right back on both GFC and Bloglovin!

  6. These look amazing Eilidh 😋 xx

  7. This literally looks like the best thing ever its like such a pretty thing too haha


  8. Great post. I love your blog<3
    Welcome to my blog
    What makes you beautiful

  9. I am definitely trying this out, sounds delicious!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  10. This sounds amazing, and those mugs are absolutely adorable :)


  11. Looks so professional and really love the mugs! Abi :)

  12. wow that looks amazing!

    xo T.

  13. Those mugs really are adorable! This looks and sounds amazing. I absolutely love the flavoured syrups for making hot drinks :)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

    Too Faced giveaway

  14. This looks amazing! I will defiantly be trying it!
    I have tagged you in my recent blog post
    Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

    Nixie x

  15. This sounds so good! Where are the mugs from? They're adorable


  16. Hmm I will defiantly be giving this ago!! Sounds amazing <3 Gisforgingers xx

  17. I love hot chocolate but have never heard of that flavour before. Sounds delicious though! Love those cute mugs, they are adorable :) x

  18. Absolutely delicious! :) x



Why not leave a comment and tell me what you think? Tweet me @MaisyMeowBlog if you have a question :) xx

Auto Post Signature

Auto Post  Signature