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.