Dulce de Leche Hot Chocolate

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Prep time
2 mins
Cooking time
5 mins

A combination of rich, sweet caramel with dark bitter chocolate, this hot chocolate is sheer indulgence. Topped with lashings of cream and a drizzle of warm Dulce de Leche, these hot chocolates are made even more special when served alongside shortbread stars.


  • 400ml milk 
  • 160ml double cream 
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 
  • 100g Dulce de Leche
  • Pinch of salt 

To serve

  • Squirty cream 
  • 1 tablespoon Dulce de Leche, gently melted 
  • Shortbread stars 
  • 100g caster sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 
  • 15g whole blanched almonds


  1. Place all the hot chocolate ingredients in a heavy-bottom saucepan and place over a medium heat.
  2. Warm the milk and cream whilst gently whisking to dissolve the cocoa powder. Once the cocoa powder is incorporated and the Dulce de Leche has dissolved, serve into two mugs.
  3. Top with squirty cream and drizzle with melted Dulce de Leche. Finishing by adding a shortbread star to the edge of the mug and serve. 

Cook's notes

This recipe is easily multiplied, simply double up if serving four.

For a less rich option, swap the milk and cream for a milk alternative like coconut or oat milk.

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