Snowy Day Cocoa

It’s heeeeerrrrreeee! I’ve been waiting all day for the blizzard that just made its appearance. And according to my friend, Cathy, our storm tonight has the potential for “thunder snow,” whatever that means. I think it means we might have thunder … and snow. Pretty good deduction, huh? 🙂

When it snows like this, you just have to make cocoa. And I don’t mean the kind made in a factory and stuck in a foily packet. This is the real stuff. And once you try it, and see how easy it is, you’ll scoff at the other kind.

I actually have several really good recipes for cocoa. So here’s the the first installment:

Snowy Day Cocoa #1

1/3 c sugar
2 squares unsweetened chocolate*
dash salt
4 c milk
1 TBSP butter
1 tsp vanilla
8 large marshmallows

In a large saucepan, combine sugar, chocolate, salt, milk and butter; bring to a boil.

Add vanilla and marshmallows. Heat until marshmallows melt.

Divide between 4 mugs. If you want, add more marshmallows or a nice swirly dab of whipped cream.

I suggest you drink this sitting by the window. 🙂

*Note: If you don’t have unsweetened chocolate squares, you can substitute 1-2 TBSP unsweetened cocoa and 1/4 c hot water.


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I already anticipate my two little girls waking to the snow and asking for hot cocoa tomorrow morning. And you know what? I don’t think they even know there is an “instant” kind! As far as they are concerned, cocoa can only be made on the stove.

I don’t think my recipe includes butter or marshmallows (otherwise it is extremely similar). We might just have to try this recipe out tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

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