I Should Cocoa: The Perfect Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is the perfect comfort drink. Warm, sugary and full of good feelings - it's perfect for laying on the couch while watching a film, or heating up after a walk in cold weather! We at Vanish wanted to pass on our simplest hot chocolate recipe not out of a pot, and we want you to give it a go!

The Vanish Hot Chocolate Recipe

Hot chocolate recipes are easy, so it won't take you long until you've got the perfect hot chocolate.


  • 2 Pints of milk
  • 150g plain chocolate, chopped into pieces (choosing the right chocolate here can make all the difference, so experiment to find the right percentage of coca solids for you)
  • Sugar, to sweeten


  • Whipped Cream
  • Marshmallows
  • Grated Chocolate

Step 1: Heat the milk in a saucepan until it boils

Step 2: Remove the pan from the heat and add the broken up chocolate, stirring until the chocolate fully melts.

Step 3: With a whisk, stir the hot chocolate thoroughly until it's frothy.

Step 4: Add sugar, and keep tasting to make sure it's to your liking. Then, serve.

Optional step 5: Decorate your hot chocolate with whipped cream, mini marshmallows and more!

The Vanish Hot Chocolate Stain Removal Tips

So, you've made your hot chocolate: easy, wasn't it?

While it may be easy to make, it's also quite difficult to get out of clothes. Chocolate contains oils and fats which makes it difficult to get out without a stain remover to break down these proteins. Fortunately Vanish Gold Oxi Action Gel is the most effective way to remove stains. Here's the stain removal process for hot chocolate:

Don't let the stain dry! It becomes trickier to remove once it's dried out. Keep it moist by dabbing it with cloth or wet paper towel.
Pre-treat the stain with Vanish Gold Oxi Action Gel, using 20ml over the stain.
Leave it for ten minutes, then put the item into the wash with your usual detergent. There, all done!
So with that knowledge in mind, you can now enjoy hot chocolate every day!