Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Brrrr It’s Cold Outside!

We live in an area of the country where it is almost always sunny and warm. Until the cold front moved in, that is. All of a sudden we are facing temperatures in the high teens and low twenties and we don’t want to leave the apartment because it is way to chilly outside.

Before you go on and tell us we’re a bunch of wimps, remember the disclaimer WE LIVE IN AN AREA OF THE COUNTRY WHERE IT IS ALMOST ALWAYS WARM. So there – we have the right to whine about this!

However, something fabulous came out of avoiding the outdoors. 

A recipe for hot chocolate that rivals your favorite cup of Starbucks hot cocoa – so delicious, rich, and smooth it is too good not to share.

We discovered this recipe somewhere on the Internet a few years ago, but now it lives on a purple post-it on a bulletin board in our apartment, covered in spillage of course. So if you are the inventor of this recipe and happen to be reading it – please don’t sue us!

    Okay so here it is:

1 cup of Milk + 2 Tablespoons of Milk
2 Tablespoons of Sugar
   4 Teaspoons of Cocoa Powder
  1/4 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
In a saucepan heat 1 cup of milk and whisk continuously to make milk frothy.
In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine Vanilla extract, Cocoa Powder, Sugar, and 2 Tablespoons of Milk to make a thick "syrup."
Add syrup to milk and stir.
Top with whip cream or mini marshmallows :)

And in case you’re upset that this is not décor related… just make yourself a cup and you’ll be able to forgive us in no time!

Seasons Greetings,



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  1. Oh, yum! That just sounds too good! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Delectable...(although I have to sub coconut milk...)

    I will be trying this soon!

    If you have a moment, please stop by Creative Juice Thursday and link this up!

    Happy Holidays...

  3. Yumm! I love hot cocoa in the winter. I need to start making it from scratch, this looks so good.

    I'd love it if you linked this recipe up to my Holiday Recipe link party.

    Feel free to link up any other related posts as well.

  4. Ummm! I love homemade hot chocolate. It tastes better and is so much better for you than the packaged junk.

    Thanks for linking to my party. Please be sure to come by and enter my fantastic year-end giveaway. Click the picture in my sidebar for details.

    Blessings and a very Merry Christmas!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  5. YUM! Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :) Hope you stop by again soon.

  6. Thanks for linking up! Hope it's warmer down by you...

    Hope to see you back in the upcoming weeks...
    Nicolette @