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Just typing the words Hot Chocolate made me crave a mug. But if the “hankering” will be still for a few minutes, I’ll try to get through the post before I run to the kitchen.
First of all, this is my absolute favorite way to make hot chocolate. I’ve been serving my family this hot chocolate for years and they lick their mug clean while singing my praises with every lick. I always preach that buying name brands is almost always the only way to go, right? Well, one of the few places where I step outside of my own sermons is baking cocoa. I buy the Kroger brand of cocoa and one of the main reasons is the recipe on the back for hot cocoa. Here it is:
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup Kroger Baking Cocoa (I go a good 3-4 tablespoons past that!)
4 cups milk
Blend the sugar and cocoa in a large saucepan – gradually add 1/3 cup of the milk, stirring constantly until smooth.
Stir in the remaining milk and cook over medium heat until hot. Stir frequently and DO NOT BOIL.
The recipe above makes about 4 servings for reasonable people or 2 for people like my oldest daughter and I, chocolate addicts of the highest order. After you’ve poured the liquid Heaven into the cups, top with a heaping tablespoon of whipped topping and then…and then…and then drizzle a little bit of Hershey’s chocolate syrup on top. Not the kind in the plastic bottles. Go old school and buy the gorgeous little can.
This is the most amazing hot cocoa or hot chocolate you’ll ever have in your life.
Another amazing Hot Chocolate recipe comes courtesy of the adorable cookbook, “More than Moonshine.” (How’s that for a title? And, yes, of course it’s about cooking in Kentucky.)
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup sugar
1 TBS flour
1 cup hot water
1 cup whole milk
1/4 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
Mix the first three ingredients together in a saucepan. Add the water and boil until “somewhat thickened.” Add the milk, vanilla, and salt, and stir well.
Heat but DO NOT BOIL. Put a large marshmallow (or however many smaller ones you desire) in the bottom of each cou and pour the hot chocolate to the brim!
This recipe makes 2 cups.