Another Winter Day....and Hot Chocolate

We are still buried in ice and some snow. Winter feels as though it is here to stay for a while, well, at least for the rest of the week.

Which makes it another perfect day for some homemade hot chocolate!

I got the recipe for this homemade hot chocolate from my bestie Connie in Wyoming.  It is rich, chocolate-y and makes you feel warm and toasty on cold winter days.  You can make enough to serve 4 or make a cup just for you.  The "accoutrements" for this recipe are endless!  Grab a cup, snuggle up in your favorite spot with a blanket (and a good book), and your perfect winter day is set!

Winter Hot Chocolate (serves 4)

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
a dash of salt
1/3 cut hot water
4 cups milk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in a saucepan.  Stir in hot water until dry ingredients are dissolved.  Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture boils.  Boil and stir for 2 minutes.  Add milk.  Stir and heat through.  Do not boil.  Remove from heat and add vanilla.  Mix well.

Winter Hot Chocolate (serves 1) 

2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
a dash of salt
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspon vanilla extract (optional)

Mix first 3 ingredients in mug.  Heat milk.  Gradually add milk to cocoa mixture.  Stir well.  Add vanilla, stir well.


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  1. OH MY GOSH - I have sang the WRONG words to that song my entire life. haha

  2. And how about I left my comment under the wrong post. uuugggg. I am so old.

  3. Hands down the best hot chocolate you will ever drink! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

  4. Oooh the hot chocolate sounds lovely. The winter picture is stunning. Popping over from #WordlessWednesday

    1. Homemade hot chocolate is so wonderful and rich! Thank you so much! Have a wonderful day!

  5. Nice photos - hope you'll come share at

    1. Thank you so much! I posted one that you have a great link party! Have a great day!


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