Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Homemade Hot Chocolate

My daughter was begging me for hot chocolate the other day. The only problem -- I don't have any mix in the house. I've been disappointed to find that most homemade mixes call for non-dairy creamer, which is a lot of partially hydrogenated icky stuff. But I figured that I could probably make hot cocoa with milk, cocoa powder and some sugar. Sure enough I managed to concoct the best hot chocolate I have ever had (my husband concurred). The measurements are guesstimates -- I just dumped stuff in. I really can't believe it is this simple.

Hot Chocolate

2 cups whole milk (I think, I just dumped some in the pot)
1 Tablepsoon cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons sugar
A few drops of almond extract or vanilla, if you want

Warm milk on stove over low, low heat. When it's warm, stir in sugar to dissolve. Add cocoa and dissolve (whisking helps). Add in drops of extracts if desired.

1 Thoughts From Others:

ErinOrtlund said...

Yum! That's a good idea to do it on the stove. I just dump those same ingredients right into hot milk that I warmed in the microwave. But somtimes things don't get mixed very well that way.

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