It’s COLD in ATX tonight… really, it actually is cold out 🙂 It’s suppose to get down to the 30s this evening which got me craving some hot chocolate. Unfortunately, we didn’t have any in the house. I started thinking… there’s got to be a recipe out there for homemade hot chocolate right? Guess what, there is!!! AND it’s fantastic. Seriously, far better than the stuff you buy in the store. This stuff is so yummy (probably b/c it’s definitely not sugar free!)
My SLR is still in the shop, and my point & shoot is done & done 😦 so no photos tonight. But I promise, this stuff is as good as it sounds!
Homemade Hot Chocolate:
adapted from Hershey’s
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/4 c. hershey’s cocoa powder
- 1 Tbsp milk chocolate chips
- dash of salt
- 1/3 c. hot water
- 4 c. skim milk
- 3/4 tsp vanilla extract (or peppermint!)
Mix sugar, cocoa, and salt together in a sauce pan with a whisk. Microwave 1/3 c. of water till boiling. Add water to sauce pan. Turn heat to med high and cook mixture stirring constantly until it boils. Be sure to scrap the mixture off of the sides of the pan. Once the mixture boils, continue stirring constantly & boil for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat & add 4 c. of skim milk. Put mixture back on heat & stir with whisk until ingredients are well combined & warmed through. Do NOT boil. Remove from heat & add in vanilla. Makes 3-4 servings
Hmmm… I bet white chocolate or cinnamon chips would be good in this as well or some cinnamon!
Time to cuddle up with my sweetheart & enjoy! Night all!