Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hot Chocolate


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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.

8 comments:

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.