Heavenly Hot Chocolate- Refreshed

Heavenly Hot Chocolate- Refreshed

My snow bunnies, you deserve to be greeted at your door with a steaming mug of this unique hot chocolate. It has been my go-to recipe for quite a while, but this most recent snow storm inspired me to streamline the time it takes to make and the number of dishes that it dirties. I love this hot chocolate because it doesn’t use cocoa powder, which I find imparts a chalky texture. Instead, quality dark chocolate is used, along with aromatics including coffee, cinnamon, and vanilla. Any leftover hot chocolate makes for the most spectacular chocolate milk.

Heavenly Hot Chocolate- Refreshed

For 3 servings, add 1 ounce of dark chocolate to a pot, and warm it over low heat until the chocolate begins to melt. Add in 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1.5 tablespoons of instant coffee, and 1/8 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.

Heavenly Hot Chocolate- Refreshed

Pour 1/4 cup of hot water into the pot, and stir it well to melt and combine all of the ingredients. Then, pour in 3/4 cup of hot water and 1 cup of milk (I use fat-free milk, so any kind works). Raise the heat, and allow the mixture to steam, stirring frequently for about 2 minutes until you can feel it beginning to thicken slightly. Remove the pot from the heat, and stir in 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Heavenly Hot Chocolate- Refreshed

Pour the hot chocolate into mugs, and suck it down to warm yourself up.

Heavenly Hot Chocolate- Refreshed

And what kind of friend would I be if I didn’t share a snapshot of Stella frolicking in this winter wonderland?!

Shopping list:

  • Dark chocolate- 1 ounce
  • Sugar- 2 tablespoons
  • Instant coffee- 1.5 tablespoons
  • Cinnamon- 1/8 teaspoon
  • Milk- 1 cup
  • Vanilla extract- 3/4 teaspoon
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Heavenly Hot Chocolate- Refreshed — 1 Comment

  1. Loved this recipe. Will try it today. It imparts a warm, cozy winter feeling like
    The cabbage soup I made yesterday. Brings back the childhood memories that
    Linger on and on. Stella is enjoying what’s left of the winter snow. I, too, if I could
    Borrow her coat, would be out enjoying that snow day.

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