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