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February 4, 2010

Quick and Easy Hot Chocolate

Quick and Easy Hot Chocolate

Snow makes me think of hot chocolate. You got out and play in the snow, then come in, get warm and enjoy a big cup of steaming hot chocolate! The thought takes me back to my childhood. It was just the way we did things.

There are many ways to make hot chocolate, and yes there is always instant, but really it's so much better when you make it yourself! With a few simple ingredients, you have a really fabulous hot chocolate in no time that really hits the spot on those cold winter days!

What You'll Need:
4 cups of milk (Note: I used skim, but you can use whatever variety you like, you could even use half and half or heavy cream if you just wanted to go all out.)
1 cup of organic cane sugar
1 cup of unsweetened cocoa, sifted

In a medium sized pan add milk, sugar and sifted cocoa and whip to mix. (Note: This is one of the few times you'll see me sift anything, but you really want your cocoa powder to be fine and not in lumps!)

Quick and Easy Hot Chocolate: Ready to Simmer

Bring mixture to a simmer and then pour into cups.

Quick and Easy Hot Chocolate: Ready to Top

Top with marshmallows or whipped cream and you've got the perfect cup of hot chocolate!

See how easy that was?

Notes: You can store leftovers in the fridge for several days and reheat when wanted. To make an adult version add a shot of whiskey or Irish Cream.

Posted by Dianne at February 4, 2010 8:21 AM

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Comments

Looks great!

Posted by: Dar at February 4, 2010 9:39 AM

Ooh! I have all those ingredients!

Posted by: Allie at February 4, 2010 2:07 PM

ok this *almost* makes me wish I was up there for the snow. ALMOST. But looks delish. Alex is a huge hot chocolate fan so I'll be making this for him for sure!

Posted by: Melissa at February 4, 2010 8:12 PM

I've got a quart jar with left over hot chocolate in the fridge. Something tells me I'm going to need them! ;oP

Posted by: Dianne at February 5, 2010 10:17 AM

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