Thursday, January 3, 2013

Oh the weather outside is frightful.... 

It has been blistering cold here!  Last winter was kind to us; last January the temperatures were in the 40s, today, when I got into my car, it was in the 20s.  For the sake of not running through our life savings in order to heat our house, we've been bundled up in sweats and sweatshirts, and enjoying some delicious hot chocolate!  

I must admit, we've made a few too many trips to Dunkin Donuts in our time, and my husband has a mild obsession with their hot chocolate.  Hot chocolate isn't a typical drink I go for, I'd rather go for the expensive delicious iced coffee drinks.  So I don't really get what the big deal is, but when we've been freezing our tushies off, I decided to go for some stove top hot chocolate, because I really don't keep that packaged stuff in our house.  I was delighted to find out how delicious it was, and when we made our next trip to Dunkin Donuts, we realized their hot chocolate has nothin' on us.  

Stove-top hot chocolate (from Hershey's naturally unsweetened cocoa)
6 servings

1/2 cup sugar
*I have started putting a little less in, I also use truvia
1/4 cup cocoa
dash of salt
1/3 cup hot water
4 cups milk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
*I do not add this in

Mix sugar, cocoa, and salt in a saucepan; stir in hot water.  Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils, boil and stir for 2 minutes.  Stir in milk and heat.  DO NOT BOIL! Remove from heat and add in vanilla. 

I enjoy topping my hot chocolate with marshmallows and recently bought some whipped cream.  I may or may not have put both in my hot chocolate.

Enjoy with loved ones  :)

1 comment:

  1. do you remember that horrible pesach hot chocolate?


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