Like much of the Northeast, we are enjoying another snowy day around here. The girls are delighted to miss another day of school and we're having fun just hanging out in our pajamas, snuggling under piles of blankets, and watching movies. Oh, and drinking hot chocolate. LOTS of hot chocolate.
On lazy days like this, I like to make my own - it's really simple and tastes sooo much better than the grocery store variety.
Here's what you'll need (Makes approx. 4 cups):
- 4 1/2 cups of milk
- 1/4 cup of good quality unsweetened cocoa (Hersheys is good, but also try Callebaut or Droste)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Marshmallows, whipped cream, sprinkles (optional)
Directions: In a saucepan, mix the cocoa, sugar, and 1/2 a cup of the milk together. Cook at medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar has dissolved and mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat and add remaining 4 cups of milk and vanilla. Heat to desired temperature.
And serve with toppings of your choice!
Stay warm and cozy!