Thursday, January 15, 2009

What do you do on a cold and quiet afternoon?

Drink hot chocolate, of course!:)  Yesterday, I decided to make a hot chocolate mix recipe that I found in a magazine.  It was cold outside and I was feeling tired, so I thought I could read my Bible and work on my Bible study while sipping yummy hot chocolate.  After plopping in a little handful of marshmallows, that is exactly what I did.  It is so good to rest in the Lord and enjoy being quiet, instead of constantly moving all day, isn't it?  Well, here's the recipe.  I'm sure you'll love it!

Hot Chocolate Mix

1 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 cups powdered milk
dash salt

Mix all the contents up together in a large ziplock bag.  On the bag, write this:  Use 3 tablespoons per 6 ounces of hot water.  Makes approximately 20 servings.

I liked adding mini marshmallows to mine, but you could also add a few other things to make your hot chocolate a little different each time you make it.

1.  Add a little crushed peppermint to the mix to make your own peppermint hot chocolate.  Play around with the amount to get the exact taste you want.
2.  Add a little cinnamon to make it taste like Mexican hot chocolate.
3.  Add a few chocolate chips--milk chocolate or even white chocolate for an even bigger chocolate taste.
4.  Add caramel, raspberry or chocolate syrup topped with whipped cream--a decadent delight!
5.  Add your favorite coffee creamer flavor like hazelnut or vanilla.  You'll get that added flavor, plus your hot chocolate will be creamier.
6.  Use a peppermint stick or another flavor candy stick to stir your hot chocolate instead of using a spoon.

Getting a craving for some delicious hot chocolate?  Grab your Bible or favorite book; put on a pair of warm slippers; find a cozy chair-- and enjoy a cup!

1 comment:

Christina and photography by Buddy said...

Great recipe ideas for making ordinary hot chocolate special! I will remember this when January 2010 comes around.