Hey everyone. I’m back. After a broken dishwasher disaster, a smoking oven, and then the holidays, there wasn’t too much cooking happening around here. And then I’m sure you all did what I did as soon as the holidays were over which was run to Trader Joe’s and spend $100 on fruits, vegetables and healthy grains. And we don’t want to read about all those boring, healthy recipes, do we? That should last about a week
With the winter months officially upon us, I had to share this recipe with you- something that I treat myself to on a chilly January afternoon: homemade hot chocolate.
We all know those packets of hot chocolate just don’t cut it. Even if you mix them with whole milk, they are missing a little something, and that is the presence of ACTUAL chocolate. Ryan and I experienced what I’m pretty sure was a cup of melted chocolate disguised as hot chocolate while in Paris last October. I could only handle a few sips of this rich and chocolatey “drink”, but it was worth every penny and we managed to consume every drop.
At home, you can whip up your own decadent afternoon beverage with some milk and chocolate chips. I combine them in a 4:1 (milk to chocolate) ratio, so for example, 2 cups of milk and 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. All you have to do is pour your milk into a saucepan, heat it up, add the chocolate chips and stir until they are fully melted. Feel free to add sugar if you need to sweeten it up or even a drop of vanilla. And of course, don’t forget the jumbo marshmallows!
Curl up with a good book and enjoy. I just finished “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (amazing!) and am currently in the middle of “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed.
Homemade Hot Chocolate
2 cups 2% milk (or whatever you have in your fridge)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
sugar to taste
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