So how c-c-c-cold is it where you are? I haven’t been able to get warm these days. I wear layers, socks, and keep the thermostat up, but sometimes nothing works except hot coffee or tea. Unfortunately, my body can’t take too much caffeine, so the other day I made some hot chocolate, and it was such a nice little break in the day.
I’m not a big fan of the powdered kind…it’s always grainy and has a weird aftertaste, in my opinion. So I made my own, and it was so delicious. What a difference!
Hot Chocolate for One (or Two)*
2 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 T. sugar
Pinch of salt
1 c. milk
1/8 tsp. vanilla
Heat 2 T. of the milk in a saucepan on low and stir in the cocoa, sugar and salt. Keep stirring until everything has dissolved and you’ve basically just got melted chocolate.
Pour in the rest of the milk and the vanilla, and turn the heat up to medium. Constantly stir until it’s smooth and hot all the way through.
*When I double this, it makes plenty for me and our two little girls.
Hope this warms you up!