Thursday, January 18, 2007
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?
makes 4 servings
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 c. sugar
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.