Hot Chocolate with Cherries

Serves 4


  • 200grams cherries, fresh or frozen
  • 3 tsp Perfect Sweet xylitol, or to taste
  • 1 tsp water (only if using fresh cherries)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups milk or almond milk
  • 120g raw or good quality dark chocolate, chopped (or to make our sugar free chocolate, see link below).


  1. If using frozen cherries, allow to defrost in a small saucepan.  Add Perfect Sweet and cook on moderate heat for about 5 minutes until the cherries are soft and squishy.
  2. If using fresh, cook the cherries with Perfect Sweet and water as above.
  3. Sieve or puree the cherry mix to create a thick sauce.
  4. Heat the milk to just below boiling point.
  5. Place the chocolate and vanilla extract into a blender.
  6. Pour hot milk over the chocolate and allow to sit for 1 minute.
  7. Add the cherrysuace to the blender.
  8. Blend until the chocolate is mixed and the drink is frothy.
  9. Sweeten to taste and reheat is necessary.
  10. Pour into mugs and enjoy!


Raw Dark Chocolate recipe: