Step 1 Pour the milk into a saucepan, add the spices and simmer gently for 8 minutes without allowing the milk to come to a full boil.
Step 2 Strain some of the hot milk into a Russell Hobbs Jug Blender, add the broken chocolate.
Step 3 Start on low speed and then increase to high speed as the chocolate melts.
Step 4 Blend thoroughly and return to the saucepan with the remaining milk and sugar.
Step 5 Simmer whilst stirring constantly until chocolate has completely dissolved and mixture has thickened slightly.
Step 6 Add vanilla and stir thoroughly.
Step 7 To make the meringue, beat the egg whites using an electric beater to a stiff consistency and gradually beat in the sugar.
Step 8 The meringue should be very stiff.
Step 9 To serve, pour the chocolate into small cups, place a scoop of meringue on top and sprinkle with dark chocolate.
Russell Hobbs was founded in the UK in 1952 by Bill Russell and Peter Hobbs, whose combined design and engineering flair allowed them to launch a company that remains a leading brand to this day. Over the years, Russell Hobbs has built up a legacy of design and innovation that placed the brand at the heart of the consumer’s home. The first automatic switch off kettle, the first automatic coffee maker and even the first plastic kettle were all Russell Hobbs innovations.