Thursday

Velvet Hot Chocolate

Here's my recipe and it's so much better than a mug of ordinary hot chocolate from a tin.

2 T hot chocolate powder
1 T cocoa
*enough milk to make a paste
a little cinnamon to taste

1. Place the hot chocolate powder into a mug and then add the tablespoon of cocoa. Now add enough milk to make paste or the cocoa won't dissolve when you add the water. Add as much cinnamon as you like... it's all a matter of taste.

Next step... . Add the boiling water and stir.

*The chocolate mixture has a habit of sinking to the bottom of the cup, so be sure to stir often. I have often used a candy cane as a stir stick... adding extra flavor as well as keeping the chocolate combined.

*If you prefer your cocoa to be thicker, you might want to fill the cup with more milk... and if you want to splurge, you might even try Half and Half. That will give you a more decadent cup of cocoa with about half the work. Yesterday instead of using milk to create the chocolate paste, I used Half and Half. It probably added a few more calories, but it certainly improved the texture! It was almost "velvety"!! Is that even a word??

That's pretty much it. All you have to do now is sit back and enjoy.
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