The richest,chocolatiest, hot chocolate ever!

Sunday, February 14, 2016


I know that most of you have probably been experiencing colder temperatures for a while now, but here in Florida we are just experiencing cooler weather. In my opinion any weather under 60 degrees is an excuse to make hot chocolate.

All year long my kids beg me to make hot chocolate but it is really hard to make and enjoy hot chocolate when it's 80 or 90 degrees out. We went to Virginia over Thanksgiving and I think we must have made hot chocolate every day. No joke. I still am carrying the extra pounds I put on from that trip. There is something about cold weather that makes me want to bake, snuggle up and read and of course... make hot chocolate. Good thing we live in Florida or I would be in big trouble;)

I am not sure how much longer our little cold spell will last so we have been making hot chocolate a lot. Today being Valentine's Day was an extra excuse to make it also. Nothing says love like chocolatey creamy hot goodness!

If you have never had homemade hot chocolate made with real milk, sugar and cocoa; be prepared to have your taste buds blown. That stuff you buy in the box. You know those little packages? That is not hot chocolate. It pretty much tastes like water compared to this stuff. I am a firm believer that if you are going to indulge yourself in a treat; it's all or nothing! So go ahead and treat yo self and your loved ones to this delicious treat in a cup!

Homemade Hot Chocolate and Whipped Cream
serves 4

Ingredients:
4 cups of milk
1/2c. sugar
1/4c. cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1tsp. vanilla
1Tbs. already brewed coffee(optional) For enhancing flavor.

Whipped Cream
Mix 1 cup of heavy cream and 2Tbs sugar with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add 1 tsp vanilla if desired.

Directions:
Stir cocoa powder and sugar in a medium pot. Gradually add milk, whisking constantly. Add in salt and coffee and vanilla. Remove from heat. Use a ladle to pour into cups. Top with homemade whipped cream. Savor and enjoy!

Does cold weather make you want to bake, eat and cozy up?

Have you ever made homemade hot chocolate?

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16 comments:

  1. Wow, this sounds like a real treat! I especially like the idea of the vanilla and coffee being in there. With our climate being somewhat different than Florida (understatement of the year!), I could probably be drinking this about 300 days a year!

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    1. Ha ha Yeah! You will have to save it for special occasions then;)

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  2. That sounds yummy! I shall have to make it!

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  3. That sounds so great!!! I am going to have to give this a try--it looks so much better than the packaged hot cocoa. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Oh my goodness, this looks and sounds so fabulous. I've never made hot cocoa from scratch - definitely going to try!

    Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo

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  5. Yum! I almost never drink the package mixes because I have had REAL hot cocoa and it just ruins the boxed stuff completely! Even my daughter today said she thought they tasted like "hot water chocolate" instead of chocolate.

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    1. Kids are sure smart aren't they!? Enjoy!

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  6. I LOVE the idea of adding coffee! Thank you for sharing this recipe on the Art of Home-Making Mondays :)

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    1. Thanks! It really magnifies the flavor:)

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  7. This sounds so delicious! I have to try it! Pinning it, too! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Um, my mouth is watering now!!! Yummy!

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