Sunday, February 16, 2014

Baby, It's Cold Outside...

It is snowy and oh, so cold.  I do love the snow when you can go out and play in it but when it is 16 degrees outside.  When it's cold outside I turn to my dear friend hot chocolate and add a little zip to it.  In the spirit of making things from scratch I found a recipe for homemade hot chocolate mix and it is delicious.  Steaming mug with either fresh whipped cream or marshmallows, take your pick.  I don't care.

The mug of warmth does make you forget about how cold it is outside especially if you've laced your cup with a little peppermint schnapps or Bailey's.  Grown up hot chocolate.  I'm making some right now.  Our house is old and drafty and this is a necessity I tell you.  This post is linked to Beth Fish Reads Weekend Cooking meme.  Click her link to find many other food-related posts.  
Stay warm out there!

My recipe:

Hot Chocolate Powder

2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
pinch of sea salt

Triple it in jar and  shake to mix.  Scoop 1-2 tablespoons into mug and pour in hot milk mixture.  I use a combination of water/milk or even soy/coconut milk warmed in a small saucepan on the stovetop.  Add freshly whipped cream or a marshmallows.
Serve immediately.  


jama said...

This is just the thing for a cold winter's day. Also like whipped cream mustaches . . . :)

Beth F said...

Oh I love the idea of having a mix already and waiting -- no chemicals or unwanted ingredients! Yum. My husband has putting spiced rum in our hot chocolate this week.

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

Boy could we have used that this past week.

Tina said...

16 degrees....I would keel over! I like adding dark rum to my hot chocolate. It's a treat. Thanks for the other ideas.