Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hot Chocolate


Some of you may think I've abandoned my blog because I am so
busy/lazy/uncreative, etc . . . but really I am just trying to weed out the riff-raff. If you are reading this, congratulations, you are not riff-raff.

This winter we've loved drinking hot cocoa made from homemade mix. It's way better than swiss miss or stephens and I like having mix around because then my kids can do it themselves. I would love to package it up paired with homemade marshmallows or biscotti and give as gifts. Maybe next Christmas.

Hot Cocoa Mix (adapted from Tyler Florence)

Mix together:
3/4 c. powdered milk
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. cocoa powder
4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped (optional, add it if you like rich, chocolaty hot cocoa)

Store in airtight container.

The recipe suggests using 1/2 c. mix to 1 c. water, but we found this way to rich. We use 2-3 T. mix per mug of hot milk. We also found that if you add the powder to the milk before microwaving it, it usually runs over.


Design Mom said...

Oh! I've been wanting a good hot cocoa mix. Thank you!!

Allysha said...

It's good to see you are still alive!

And the cocoa mix looks awesome. Thanks.

robin k said...

Yum and Hi!

R-Eight said...

So glad you're back! I can't wiat to try this, we only have a few cold days left.

liz stanley said...

i can't TELL you how happy i am to not see braised short ribs at the top of your blog. Welcome back.

Denise said...

I'm not riff-raff, I'm not riff-raff! Yeah...

Tania said...

Oh thank goodness. I now hate braised short ribs. DON'T make me hate hot chocolate!

sara said...

Yay! Erin is back. So glad I checked in... now I know I'm not riff-raff.