Friday, March 12, 2010


today the sky is dribbling rain, it's chilly and gray.  i really don't need an excuse to have a hot cocoa, but the weather has given me an opportunity that i cannot pass up.  i think it's time to share with you all my mom's hot cocoa.  it is the best hot cocoa i have ever had.  i hate to take the romance out of the whole scenario: 'it's made with love', 'it has special secret spices', 'mom learned it from a deceptive society buried beep in the rainforest'.  it's really just a simple common sense recipe. i don't think she wrote it.  it just tastes so much better then buying packets of hot cocoa and takes no time at all it's seriously worth it to make homemade hot cocoa.

photo courtesy of oziahz blog
you will need:
baking cocoa powder unsweetened - mom always used hershey's

TADA! insane right? 
take your mug measure however much milk fits in it
pour it in a pot
measure out a heaping spoonful of cocoa
sweeten to taste with the sugar
cook over a very low flame
the best thing is that it tastes amazing this way but you can get mad scientist on it.
add vanilla extract, use maple syrup (my fav sweetener), use cream, use skim milk for less calories, top it with whipped cream, add bailey's for a chocolatey drunken night.


jen said...

mmmm, sounds delish!

Roxy said...

I know it sounds silly but I have always wondered how to make "homemade" hot cocoa. I'm going to try it! Thanks!

bungaloe said...

that is why i wanted to post it, i think people think it's too hard. you can experiment with different types of cocoa too.

Marilyn (Pulp Sushi) said...

My favorite is WHITE hot chocolate, yum!!!!

Katy @ Pie Bird Blog said...

YUM! The heat is out at my office... so you can imagine how lovely the post is to me right now :) Thanks for sharing! Might have to add a little peppermint schnapps to mine...

holly e. said...

mmm sounds good right now, but not so good for my diet =(

wishwithme said...

LOVE the chocolate !!!!

Krishenka said...

That is very naughty bt god I have to try it :)

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