His and Hers Hot Cocoa
February 1, 2011 Leave a comment
There isn’t a whole lot to hot cocoa, but like many simple things in life, it can be just perfect. Los Angeles as been a bit frigid lately, so this past weekend, my boyfriend and I holed up in his apartment, donned our his and hers Snuggies, and clutched these toasty mugs of chocolate and marshmallow.
Can you guess which mug is mine? :P
The recipe is called Creamy Hot Cocoa and I found it at allrecipes.com. I did not have any half and half, so I used a bit of heavy cream instead. Next time, I will probably reduce the amount of cream, so I will feel less guilty about eating multiple jumbo marshmallows.
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/3 cup boiling water
- 3 1/2 cups milk
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
I think the vanilla extract really makes this recipe stands out. Finally, make sure you stop the mixture from boiling! I got a bit cocky and left it on the stove for too long when I reheated it for a second serving. What resulted was thick, sticky, and… chunky. Yuck.
Don’t forget the marshmallows!