Christmas Cocoa

I’m a big fan of hot drinks. I spend a lot of time complaining about feeling cold which explains why I’m often found cuddling a mug.

Last Christmas I was gifted the cutest Christmas mug. It even came with a spoon. I’m a simple-minded kind of person which may help you understand why I found this, seemingly normal gift, so cute.


This was my first festive photoshoot of the season last year. Unsurprisingly, I was very excited. However, I forgot that all of the Christmas props would be stored away in their various places. To the attic I went and found a nice wreath. To the sitting room I went and found a nice glittery box (we use that for storing cards). To the kitchen I went and found two new candles that my Mammy had just bought. To the baking supplies press I went and found some Christmas napkins. And that my friends is how to make use of what is around you!

Christmas Cocoa

This recipe is open to your nutritional requirements and tastes. I made it using Alpro Coconut Milk and it was delicious. The sweetness of the coconut milk meant that I needed only a little sugar. Almond milk is equally as tasty and regular dairy milk is perfect if you don’t like the taste of plant milk coming through and competing with the chocolate-y taste.

Hope you enjoy

Amy x

200ml milk of choice
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp sugar (optional)

In your favourite Christmas mug, mix the cocoa powder, sugar and 1 tbsp milk to form a paste.

Heat the remaining milk until steaming – I prefer to do this over the hob rather than in the microwave. Both work well.

Add to the cocoa paste and stir until combined.

Enjoy alone or topped with marshmallows.