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Hot Chocolate Time!

Time to make some hot chocolate!

Around 11am it was 61 degrees here in the Kansas City Missouri area. By 2pm it had dropped 30 degrees! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr And the weathermen says there is rain and snow on the way this week. Snow is ok, but I hate cold rain as bad as cold wind.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, Missouri weather sucks! The only thing that sucks more than the Missouri weather is the Kansas City Chiefs. Geeesssshhhh!

So, I'm here in my lovely warm home getting ready to fix some hot chocolate. Here's my three favorite recipes. We always make our hot chocolate with milk not water for a heavier, richer drink.

Fireside Spiced Mocha
1 c non dairy creamer
1 c cocoa mix
2/3 c instant coffee
1/2 c sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Whisk all ingredients together well. Store in air tight container.
To use: Mix 4 tsp per cup of hot water or milk. Top with mini marshmallows.

I also use this recipe, bagged in ziplock & wrapped up in pretty cellophane and placed in a hot chocolate mug for gifts.

Velvety Smooth Hot Chocolate
6 c milk
1 small box Chocolate Instant pudding
cool whip

Pour milk into pan, add pudding mix and whisk for 1 minute.
Bring to a simmer on medium heat whisking frequently.
Pour into mugs and top with whipped topping, sprinkly with cinnamon.

Grandma's Decadent Hot Chocolate
1 ounce chocolate chips or 1 Hersheys chocolate bar or 12 Hershey's kisses
1 cup milk

Heat milk and chocolate over medium heat until bubbly. Reduce heat and stir until all chocolate is melted. Once chocolate is melted increase heat until it starts to bubble again, whisky entire time. Pour into mug and top with marshmallows and cinnamon.


  1. I love the heat here, can handle the humidity, and think the thunderstorms and tornados are fascinating. But I hate the winters! You'd think that after (almost) 45 years here, I'd get smart and move south.

    I'll have to try some of your cocoa recipes; the pudding recipe sounds interesting. My favorite has always been the "cooked" cocoa recipe on the back of the can of Hershey's baking cocoa.

  2. I'm in MO also. St. Louis. It's still in the 50's here, but I think the same thing that was your way is headed here.

  3. annie There's not a lot I like about Missouri weather. I dont like the extreme heat or humidity but I tolerate them better than the cold winter winds and rain. I've also lived here 42 years. One day I hope to move too. The winter's wouldnt be so bad if I could just stay home.

    mom mom About 1 1/2 hours ago it was sleeting here, now it's snowing and I think you're right... it's headed your way.

  4. Lisa,

    I am sitting here enjoying a cup of your Fireside Spiced Mocha! This is absolutely delicious and will be a regular for me now. Thanks for posting the recipe.