Sunday, December 12, 2010

Homemade Hot Cocoa

My husband began making me homemade hot chocolate when we first were married. I had grown up with the instant packet stuff with the hard marshmallows and was reluctant to try his stove-top concoction. Now I only drink the mix stuff in a pinch (and usually the gourmet kind...I know, I know).
I think the most important part is to use milk, not water. You can't get a rich flavor with just water.
I usually just pour milk in the pot until it looks right, add in some cocoa powder and sugar and stir, tasting along the way and making adjustments. When I made it last night, I measured everything out so I could pass the recipe along. Feel free to taste along the way too and adjust to your likings.

Homemade Hot Cocoa
Makes 2-3 servings

2 1/2 c milk (any type you like, the fattier the richer)
1 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder (Ghirardelli makes it even more delicious)
2 TBSP sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Toppings, optional: marshmallows, whipped cream, cinnamon
Stir all ingredients together with a whisk in a medium pot until combined. Cook over medium heat while stirring constantly {it will burn if left unstirred for too long} until hot. Serve and enjoy!


Laura said...

Yum! Thanks for posting.

amber@This Mommy Cooks said...

I made this yesterday, yummo!