Adam Liaw's peanut butter hot chocolate

Adam Liaw
Peanut butter hot chocolate.
Peanut butter hot chocolate. Photo: Benjamin Dearnley

Peanut butter and chocolate go together like, well, peanuts and chocolate. It's a fabulous combination that deserves to be celebrated in more than just chocolate bars.


4 cups milk

¼ cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder

½ cup smooth peanut butter

½ cup chopped milk chocolate

¼ tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp caster sugar (optional)

Whipped cream, to serve


1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan, reserving a few pieces of milk chocolate for garnish, and whisk over medium heat until warm and steaming and completely combined. Stand for a few minutes, then whisk again.

2. Transfer to cups to serve, then top with whipped cream and grate over a bit of the reserved chocolate using a rasp grater. 

Adam's tip Dutch-process cocoa powder has gone through a process of  "dutching" by being washed in a potassium solution to remove acids. It is less sour and much darker than ordinary cocoa powders. It's readily available in supermarkets so look for it on labels.

Also try Adam Liaw's big choc chip cookie