These dessert recipes are sweet, fruity and tangy — everything that a sweet treat should be. Packed with chilli-chocolate, sour apricots and caramelised bananas, these are sure to keep you warm on the coolest of evenings.

Keep reading to enjoy Horlicks dessert recipes, fresh out of their newest book, Horlicks Moments to Share Recipe Book.

Chilli-chocolate mousse


160g 70% dark chocolate

100g fresh cherries, pitted

150ml whole milk

25g Horlicks Chocolate

65ml double cream

1 egg

½ tbsp kirsch liqueur

A squeeze of lemon juice

A pinch of chilli flakes

  • Whisk the egg in a bowl until thick and glossy and set aside.
  • Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  • Heat the milk, double cream and Horlicks Chocolate in a saucepan over a medium heat until it comes to a boil.
  • Pour the warm cream mixture over the whisked egg and then add the melted chocolate and the chilli flakes, mixing gently until well combined. Once fully mixed, pour into glasses and cool.
  • Halve the cherries, adding a splash of kirsch and a squeeze of lemon, then leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • When ready to serve, whip the cream into soft peaks.
  • Add a dollop of cream and a spoonful of cherries onto the chocolate mousse and serve.

Banana bread cupcakes

Delicious recipes from one of the nation's favourite chocolate powder company


4 ripe bananas

200g self-raising flour

100g golden caster sugar

75g unsalted butter

60g chopped pecans

50g Horlicks Light

2 large eggs

100ml semi-skimmed milk

1 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp cinnamon

  • Preheat oven to 170°C.
  • Mash the bananas, vanilla, cinnamon and maple syrup in a bowl and keep to one side.
  • In a different bowl, mix together the Horlicks Light, flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and pecans (keeping a few back to top the muffins).
  • In another bowl, cream together the soft butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time to the creamed butter with a spoonful of flour mix and beat until smooth.
  • Add the remaining flour and then add the banana mix.
  • Mix together until it forms a smooth batter. Line a muffin tin with cupcake cases and spoon in the batter. Sprinkle with the remaining broken pecans.
  • Cook for 20 minutes, remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.

Sticky apricot bread & butter pudding

Delicious recipes from Horlick's that your family will love


3 croissants (stale ones are perfect!)

50g Horlicks Original

50g caster sugar

50g dried apricots, sliced

3 eggs

150ml milk

150ml double cream

1 orange, juice and zest

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 tbsp apricot jam

  • 2 tbsp water
  • Preheat oven to 160°C.
  • Dice the croissants into 5cm squares.
  • Place in croissants in a buttered baking dish tray and add the juice and zest of the orange. Add the sliced dried apricots.
  • Beat the eggs in a bowl and whisk in the sugar.
  • In a saucepan, bring the Horlicks Original, milk, cream and vanilla to the boil. Remove from the heat and pour over the beaten eggs and sugar to form a custard.
  • Pour the custard over the diced croissants and bake in the oven until just set, approximately 20 minutes. The middle should still be soft custard.
  • Melt the jam with water in a small saucepan to form a glaze. Brush the glaze on top of the pudding and bake for a further 5 minutes.

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