Thursday, December 25, 2014

Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate and winter go hand in hand. If you like chocolate chances are you will like hot chocolate too. I say 'chances are' because I know a few people who love chocolate but are not fans of the beverage. I like chocolate, period. So I enjoy my cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter day.


It was dreary, cold and rainy the day I made the hot chocolate. My normally bright kitchen looked dark and gloomy even at 10 in the morning. It was the kind of day you want to spend snuggled in a blanket with a good book, a cup of hot chocolate and a warm cat curled on the lap. The cat on the lap is wistful thinking on my part. Mine does not spend more than 3 minutes on my lap, even a warm blanket on a cold day does not entice her. She would rather sleep curled up on the rug in the weak beam of sunlight streaming through the window. But I have only myself to blame. At the shelter I picked the almost unadoptable spitfire over the cuties hovering at my feet. As such the three minutes of love she showers on me is a blessing.


Well, even if I cannot get the cat to cooperate I can snuggle with a book and the hot chocolate. Though I make several different types of hot chocolate my favorite recipe comes from the King Arthur website.

You will need (for 1 cup)
1 cup milk
1/2 tbsp. dry milk powder
1/2 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tbsp. 100% cocoa powder

Bring the milk to a boil in pan. Lower heat allow to simmer. Meanwhile combine the dry ingredients in a separate pan.


Add them to the simmering milk and whisk to dissolve. Turn off heat and pour out the hot chocolate.


Enjoy!



This is my entry for week four, day two of BM #47 for the theme Bookmarked Recipes. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#47.

11 comments:

  1. Hot chocolate is indeed comforting 😊

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  2. Hot chocolate looks great in that cute bowl.

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  3. we love this!!! after making it at home, I do not prefer to buy the ones from the shop!!

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  4. I want that cup of hot chocolate, thats a cute bowl..

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  5. My kids will feast on it!! Love the bright orange cup!!

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  6. Ah can have this drink anytime any day..such a cute mug!

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  7. The drink looks comforting and well presented.

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  8. So comforting cuppa hot chocolate. I like your cute mug..

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  9. My all time favorite drink before going to bed.

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  10. Hot Chocolate is something I'm craving right now in this 20F weather. My kids love hot chocolate and I'll try your recipe next.

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