Connor’s bay leaf hot chocolate

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Connor’s bay leaf hot chocolate

Warm up the celebration with this special recipe from Connor Thompson, global senior culinologist at Ingredion. Bay leaf adds a hint of complexity and brings out the earthy chocolate notes. Try adding it to instant hot chocolate or follow the recipe below for an indulgent treat.

Ingredients used

  • 1.5 ounces dark chocolate
  • 2.5 ounces heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 bay leaf – fresh or dry
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Simmer milk and bay leaf for 10 minutes, until bay leaf is fragrant. Keep warm, not boiling.
  2. Place the chocolate and cream into a mug. Microwave for 30 – 60 seconds until hot.
  3. Let sit for 2 minutes.
  4. Mix into a paste.
  5. Strain milk into chocolate mug, mix until homogenous.
  6. Add a pinch of salt and serve.