Last week I shared my FAVORITE summer treat, my Lemon Sour Cream Pie. Today it rained, it was MARVELOUS (As a born and raised Oregonian I LOVE the rain)! It was also very cold. The leaves have all changed colors and there was a beautiful mist over the mountains. I don’t like it TOO cold, not a huge fan of snow… but if it means I get to make this hot chocolate then I’ll take it.
I love chocolate, in pretty much every form. Bars, cookies, cake, ice cream and liquid! When we were living in Japan I would miss some of my favorite foods. So when I was missing hot chocolate I started trying various recipes, mixing and matching until I was happy with one. In fact before we lived in Japan I didn’t really experiment much with my cooking, that year totally changed my life – inspiring my love of cooking, baking, recipe development and more.
- 1/4 C cocoa
- 1/2 C sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 C water
- 4 C milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- In a saucepan mix the dry ingredients.
- Add the water and bring to a boil, keep boiling for one min.
- Then add the milk.
- Heat until it's the temp you like.
- Take off the heat and add the vanilla, stir and serve
I make a double batch and enjoy a cup on cold mornings. Although my kids enjoy it as much as I do so even a double batch doesn’t go very far anymore. I also tweak this same recipe for my Frozen Hot Chocolate, and I enjoy both with my Homemade marshmallows, fresh whipped cream or even my marshmallow frosting! What do you like with your hot chocolate?Do NOT miss a single post. Subscribe to weekly recaps for Ashlee Marie by Email Some of the links in my posts may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Thank you for supporting Ashlee Marie when you shop!