Everyday recipes, life and craziness from Jen's house.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Hot Chocolate for Cold Nights

It is cold here in Kansas!  We've had 2 snowstorms 2 weeks in a row, which is unusual for our area.  Plus, we're supposed to get more snow tonight!  I have this theory that when Jeff is deployed, we have a horrible winter with lots of cold and snow....like the winter we had the ice storm and were without power for a WEEK!  And then on the flip side, when he's home, the winter is mild.  However, this year is looking to break that theory....which, don't get me wrong, is OK!  I'm glad he's home to help with the snow, cold and all the added stuff that goes with it!

Last night it was cold...a perfect night for hot chocolate!  It was also my turn to host Bunco.  The hostess supplies the drinks for the night, so I thought hot chocolate (and wine punch) would be an awesome addition to our night...and it was!  Thanks ladies for such a great time!  :)

Jen's Hot Chocolate 

1/4 c. cocoa powder
1/3 c. sugar
2 c. half & half (I use fat free half & half)
2 c. milk (I use skim)
1 c. mini marshmallows
dash of salt
1/4 t. vanilla

Whisk the cocoa powder and sugar together.  Pour the milk and half and half into a saucepan and whisk in the cocoa mixture.  Warm over medium heat, but do not boil.  Stir in the marshmallows, salt and vanilla.  The marshmallows will melt and will add a frothy, creaminess to the drink.  When the hot chocolate begins to steam, it is done!  Serve with mini marshmallows or whipped cream (or both!)  Enjoy~

No comments:

Post a Comment