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Chef Fred PonnavoyWatch the video on how to make Fred Ponnavoy's Festive Hot Chocolate drink

GüThere is nothing like a special offer to get you trying something from the supermarket especially when it is a dessert by Gü. By coincidence the promotion has featured the Gü Afternoon Mini Puds, in particular the Pots of Chocolate Ganache, which when you look at them are very mini but when you try them you know why. Mmmmm!

So what is the coincidence? Well Hub-UK has just received the recipe and video for a very special hot chocolate drink which is made using the Pots of Chocolate Ganache. The site does not feature recipes for drinks but on this occasion what you will see in the video is so . . . well see for yourself.

With the build up to Christmas under way, damp November days and the winter weather just around the corner this video features chocolate expert and Gü Head Chef Fred Ponnavoy demonstrating how to transform your classic hot chocolate drink into an impressive, festive winter warmer with his simple but effective recipe.

Gü is one of those products you have regularly seen on the supermarket shelves but have you ever wondered who or what Gü is?

Gü was started by James Averdieck when he came up with the idea for a top-notch chocolate pud brand when he was working in Belgium and fell in love with the local patisseries and their chocolate.

He then met Perry from Big Fish who helped him brand the range and together, they sneakily slipped some Gü sample boxes on to the shelf of the local supermarket and watched shoppers grab them immediately. It was a triumph!

So Gü was launched with three products in 2003 and now it is estimated that a Gü pud is eaten somewhere in the world every 2 seconds. These days there is a whole range and you can find out more on the Gü web site.

Hot Chocolate drink


If a warm and cosy night by the fire is in order, add an extra helping of daily decadence with a festive Hot Chocolate complete with a tasty twist by Fred Ponnavoy, head chef at Gü Puds.

In this video, Fred demonstrates how to add a festive touch to Gü’s Afternoon Pots of Chocolate Ganache and pour a far from ordinary Hot Chocolate. Designed to tickle even the most discerning of taste buds, these indulgent drinks are best enjoyed as a smooth and silky time-out from party planning. Simply curl up and enjoy!


2 pack of 3 x Gü ganache
300 ml of full fat milk
2 large oranges
70ml Grand Marnier
250ml whipping cream
Grated chocolate or chocolate decorations of your choice


  • Hot Chocolate drinkPreheat your oven to 80°C / 176°F
  • Wash the oranges under cold water, dry them using a paper towel before finely grating.
  • Mix the Grand Marnier and half of the orange zest in a pan and bring to a simmer
  • Sieve this mixture and transfer the zest onto some baking parchment.
  • Place in the oven for 30 minutes at 80°C / 176°F
  • Leave to cool then reduce to a powder using a grinder. Keep in an airtight container
  • Let the Grand Marnier syrup cool down and mix with the whipping cream according to your preference.
  • Whip to a Chantilly (for you and me that means a light and foamy mixture when the cream is whipped to peak consistency) and mix with the rest of the fresh orange zest.
  • Remove the foil lid from the Gü Ganache pots and melt all 3 in the microwave for roughly 30 seconds each.
  • Heat the milk, remove from the heat and pour the ganache over the milk.
  • Whisk the two together and decant into a glass or cup of your choice (for a bit of daily decadence we like a champagne glass but any cup, mug or glass works just as well).
  • Add the Chantilly.
  • For the grand finale, sprinkle with the orange powder as well as some grated chocolate and devour!

Makes 4 hot chocolates

Recipe published courtesy of www.gupuds.com

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