Homemade Hot Chocolate

Swiss Miss hot chocolate mix, you just lost your place in my life. Not that you had a place, really. But it is officially gone. No chance of making a return.

This past weekend, I got to go snowshoeing not once, but twice. Awesome! We did some more exploring around this northland I call home, enjoyed the rare sunny afternoon, and breathed some fresh air. Bar none, the best warm you up treat after being out in the cold outdoors is hot chocolate. Instead of ripping open a packet of powder next time, give this a try. You’ll be done in less than 10 minutes, and it’s worth every second of it!

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Recipe from Taste of Home

You’ll need:

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • dash of salt
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

1. In a saucepan, mix your water, cocoa, sugar, and salt and bring it to a boil. Keep stirring while it boils for 2 minutes. Molten lava chocolatey, sugary goodness!

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2. Add the milk and vanilla, and stir until it’s hot. Don’t let the milk boil, or it will burn. You want it just hot enough to be hot chocolate, but not so hot you couldn’t drink it.

3. Pour into your mugs of choice, and curl up on the couch with a blanket.

IMG_2272Happy winter!

 

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