Monday, December 26, 2011

Homemade Hot Chocolate

One of my favorite family Christmas traditions actually takes place on Christmas Eve (and is then repeated on Christmas morning!) We get out my mom's Christmas china set with beautiful tea cups and saucers; and by candle light we drink rich hot chocolate while listening to Christmas carols. We have tried several types of hot chocolate over the years but one of the best is homemade hot chocolate! And since you can never have too much, we have hot chocolate again with Christmas morning breakfast! Try out the recipe and see if this is something you want to start as well!

Homemade Hot Chocolate

1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 c. sugar
4 c. milk (any type will do, but the higher the fat content the richer the hot chocolate!)
cool whip or marsh-mellows or any toppers you like!

In a medium sauce pan, combine chocolate powder and sugar, and 1/2 cup of milk. Stir over medium heat until it just reaches a boil. Stir in remaining 3 1/2 cups of milk and heat through, but do not boil. Remove from heat and if desired beat with rotary beater or immersion blender until frothy. Top as desired.
Makes about 5 8oz. servings.