Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hot Chocolate

It is so that season, and I am LOVING it!  Hot chocolate season, of course!  I gave up a long time ago searching for the perfect hot chocolate mix.  It doesn't exist and making your own is simple, cheap and easy! So, here is my favorite recipe.  Now, go get your favorite mug and indulge in a big mug and a bubble bath!

Hot Chocolate
(1 serving)

1 1/2 cups (12 oz) skim milk
2 T milk
1 T cocoa powder (the unsweetened kind)
2 T sugar
a dash of salt
a splash of cream
3-4 drops vanilla extract
a dash of cinnamon (optional)

Put milk in a sauce pan and heat over medium.  In a small cup or bowl mix the 2 T milk, cocoa powder and sugar together with a whisk until it is the chocolate is totally incorporated.  (The cocoa powder can be stubborn to mix in and I have found this is the easiest way.) Pour this mixture into the milk that is heating up and whisk to blend.  Now add salt (not too much) vanilla, cream (this gives it just the perfect amount of creaminess) and cinnamon (if using).  Stir until hot (or the perfect drinking temperature).  Pour into your favorite mug and slide into that bubble bath!


  1. LOVE your cup!!! I am known as Paisley Crazy in a few online places. :)

  2. I love making homemade hot chocolate for my family, so much better than the little packets of chemicals :) I look forward to trying this. I think I just about "pinned" your whole blog on Pinterest, so I thought it was a good idea to start following. Look forward to seeing more goodies :)


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