Want to take a hot chocolate to another level? Give this a go... infused with ginger and served separately for the drinker to mix themselves it's a seriously indulgent treat.
Heat the custard and milk up together in a pan. Add the ginger nut biscuits and allow to soak and dissolve, stirring occasionally.
Snap the chocolate into a bowl and melt it over a pan of steaming water.
Heat the caster sugar in a separate clean pan with a splash of water until it forms a golden caramel colour. Don’t stir during this process, just swill the pan occasionally. Toss the almonds into the caramel and swill to coat the flakes before pouring the entire mixture onto a baking paper lined tray, spreading fairly thinly and leaving to set.
Strain the milk mixture through a fine sieve into another pan and make sure it’s nice and hot.
Spoon the melted chocolate into the bottom of small serving glass and top with the ginger nut mixture. Grate a gingernut biscuit over the top and serve with a shard of almond brittle.