Banana and Cinnamon Hot Chocolate


My little girl Mima loves the combination of banana and chocolate, so this is a recipe I wrote for her. You only want a small cup: as it is thick and rich. The key is to get the banana puree really smooth, this will avoid any lumps in the final hot chocolate. After a cold winter’s walk, or trip to the playground this is our comfort drink and a lovely treat.

n.b. Chocolate contains caffeine so this is not recommended for children under 2 years old.  


  • 500ml organic milk, dairy of non-dairy

  • 1 banana

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa

  • 50g milk chocolate, broken into pieces

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Blitz the banana a couple of tablespoons of milk in a blender until completely smooth; set aside (to add into the finished hot chocolate).

 Warm the milk in a sauce pan, adding the cocoa, milk chocolate, ground cinnamon and vanilla. Warm through, whisking to create bubbles. The milk chocolate should be completely melted (you want to bring the milk just to boiling point, but not too far so that it boils). Take the hot chocolate mix off the heat and whisk through the banana puree. Serve in small cups straight away.

sweetMiriam Cooper