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
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.