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Wintertime means hot chocolate! by missadina
Friday, November 21, 2014, 12:32 pm
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The weather is getting chillier, and that means it’s time for some special sweet treats – including hot cocoa!

Hot chocolate (image from Wikimedia)

Here are a few recipes:

To make homemade ‘instant’ cocoa:

  • 3 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon table salt

Combine these three ingredients and store them in an airtight container.  Add 2 tbs. of this cocoa powder to 1 cup of hot milk.  Stir and enjoy!

To make rich, decadent hot cocoa, try Polar Express Hot Chocolate (from the blog Honey & Fitz):

  • 1.5 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)
  • 2 cups of bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 6 cups of milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients together (stirring regularly) for 30-40 minutes.  This is also slow-cooker friendly – add all ingredients and cook on low for a few hours.Come in a check out our recipe books for more delicious ideas to spice up your holidays.


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