I hope your weekend was filled with so much love, friends! We had a great one…that consisted of much needed time out with friends, a lot of QT with the kids, all things heart shaped, sledding and…the only thing that should ever proceed a sledding experience..hot cocoa!
It occurred to me that I haven’t shared this hardly-a-recipe recipe with you guys. Mostly because I fear its not intriguing enough for you. I mean, 3 ingredients, well, 4 if you count the salt. And a little simmer on the stove. Theres no fancy frothing. No vanilla beans to strain and scrape. This is the at-home-in-a-hurry-refuse-to-use-that-packaged-stuff-hot cocoa recipe that everyone needs embedded in their brain.
So yes, it’s hot cocoa for dummies-trust me, I’ve been called worse-but it tastes too good to keep from you. And if there is anything on this earth that could make this stuff taste even more outstanding it would be a little coconut whipped cream right on top…with, of course, a little cocoa powder sifted over the whole she-bang. Hellooooo gorgeous!
Both the big and little hands you’ve handed that warm mug over to will thank you, I can guarantee you that.
Simple Hot Cocoa
notes: coconut and almond milk can be substituted for the whole cows milk-but keep in mind the consistency will be different. to make the coconut whipped cream, I just place 1 can of coconut cream in the bowl of my mixer and whisk on medium high speed until soft peaks form. Dollop on top of cocoa, if desired.
2 Cups Whole Milk
2 Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
1/3 Cup Chopped Chocolate (semisweet, milk and dark all work great-use your favorite)
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
Place milk in a small saucepan over medium heat and cook for 3 minutes or just shy of coming to a simmer. Remove pan from heat and whisk in the vanilla, chocolate and salt until well combined and chocolate is melted. Reheat on the stove over medium low heat and serve. Serves 4
8 thoughts on “Simple Hot Cocoa”
I love these simple recipes! They remind me that creating anything in the kitchen doesn’t have to be complicated. Plus the photos make the cocoa look super yummy!
So true! And thank you for stopping by!
simple yet tasty – and I love the mugs! 🙂
Why thank you! Good old IKEA:)
Haha! Love it! 😀😀
Always the best for cold days
Agreed..Thanks for stopping by!
yumm sounds lovely!