Thursday, January 18, 2007

Creamy Cocoa

In honor of our first snow of the winter (finally!) I thought I'd post an old fashioned recipe for hot chocolate. My mom used to make hot chocolate this way when I was little. She'd use a big stock pot and quadruple the recipe. We'd drink it with big dollops of whipped cream and buttered homemade toast. It uses cocoa powder and sugar. It's pretty sweet, especially compared to what's vogue in hot chocolate these days, so I usually put about 1/2 the sugar in. What could be nicer than watching the snow and drinking hot chocolate?

Creamy Cocoa
makes 4 servings

1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 c. sugar
dash salt
3 1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. water

Mix cocoa, sugar, salt, in a pan; stir in water. Cook and stir to boil; boil 1 minute.

Stir in milk. Heat just to boiling. Ladle into cups. Top with marshmallows or whipped cream.


Elizabeth said...

Whenever I read your blog it makes me so hungry - you describe food so well that you sound like you should be an obese person.

allysha said...

Mmmmm. Nothing better than good hot cocoa and snow falling outside.

Design Mom said...

This post feels very Barefoot Contessa to me. I love it.

It would feel even more like Barefoot Contessa if there was a picture of you giggling at Josh.

eryka said...

Hi Erin, I hope its okay that I'm reading your blog. Anyways, I'm so glad you posted a recipe for hot chocolate. I can't find any in Spain that's not as thick as pudding. Thanks so much. I'm so excited to make it!

Erin said...

I love eating and giggling at Josh. And asking him lots of times, "do you like it?" Eryka, I'm so glad you are reading your blog. I love checking in with yours and hearing about all your adventures in Spain!