I ended up making her recipe for Dark and Rich Homemade Hot Chocolate. This was really out of necessity. I have been having a nightly mug of hot chocolate every night for the past several weeks. I am starving for dinner by 5:30 but if I don't eat again before bed I wake up in the middle of the night hungry. Clearly this baby is her mother's child. Never too long without eating. Anyway, the mug of hot chocolate fills me up before bed. Well, the other night we ran out of my hot chocolate mix. Before my panic state set in I remembered seeing a recipe on Curious Cuisiniere. I made it and it was wonderful. And then I knew I had to share the recipe with others.
Before my little hot chocolate fiasco turned wonderful nightly snack I was eyeing her Cake Mix S'mores bars, Nutella Swirl Banana bread, and the Slow Cooker Jerk Pork. Just recently she made Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins. Yep, those will be making an appearance soon.
Anyway, this is about my forth round of this recipe. I finally made some when it was not already dark out. Fake lighting = bad photos. I don't really like marshmallows or whipped cream on my hot chocolate but they would be great additions if you like that kind of thing.
With the colder temperatures and snow coming our way, I know I will be making more and more of this hot chocolate.
Dark and Rich Hot Chocolate
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: beverage chocolate winter
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 1/4 c butter
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1/2 c cocoa powder
- 4 c skim milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- pinch of salt
In a 2 qt saucepan, melt butter with honey over medium heat. When the butter is melted, whisk in cocoa powder until dissolved and smooth.
Add milk slowly, whisking constantly, bringing to a simmer.
Add salt and vanilla (and additional honey if necessary) to taste. Simmer 2-3 minutes until frothy.
Serve with marshmallows or whipped cream if desired.
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