HotChocolate_KenyanBlog Who does not love chocolate??????? And who does not love the combination of chocolate and Mint???? If you don’t you must be MAD!!!. I really enjoy a good hot chocolate but unfortunately I am yet to go to any coffee house or restaurant in Nairobi and get good quality hot chocolate. What they offer in all these establishments is milk diluted with WAY to much water then they add 2 teaspoons of Cadbury’s Chocolate and lie that they are giving you Hot Choco, how disgusting. I experimented with this recipe after I was taken to Max Brenner and I instantly fell in love with the place. They make their own chocolate so the place smells divine and they had these big “barrels” where they were churning the chocolate, my GOD if only we had that in Nairobi……… Nway after one too many visits and too much money spent making someone else rich I decided I needed to learn how to make this so I just tried it and it was good, not as great as Max Brenner but way better than what we get served in the restaurants in Nairobi. Anywho a few weeks ago my colleague Molly and I kept saying how much we love Hot chocolate, how we miss it and how sad it is that we can’t get any in Kakuma, then I thought I might just have the ingredients to make one.  So she came over and I made some, we had it with some cinnamon biscuits she got from Nakumatt, it was a small piece of Heaven in the desert. Now that the weather is chilly I’m sure this might just come in handy. Enjoy!!!!   


Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 13 minutes

Yield: 4


  1. 1 ltr of Milk
  2. 150 gms good quality dark chocolate (lindt is great, I did not have this at the time so I used dark cooking chocolate)
  3. 2 tablespoons dried mint ( if you can get fresh even better)


Heat the milk and the mint in a large saucepan over medium heat until it just starts to boil.

Sieve through to remove the mint

Add the chocolate, stir with a metal spoon until all the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.

Divide among 4 mugs.

You could also use a few drops of peppermint essence instead of the dried or fresh mint but I prefer fresh mint.

Written by Wangeci Wandere cici