*belts out “It’s the MOST WONDERFUL TIIIME OF THE YEEEEAR”* Am I the only one who’s ECSTATIC about the fact that it’s only TWO MORE WEEKS till CHRISTMAS!? Yeah, I didn’t think so; maybe I just have a harder time keeping it in.
Over the years I’ve become quite the hot chocolate connoisseur (I admit it: I had to look up the spelling of that word…) Cinnamon, oh yeahh. Nutmeg, yes please! Cloves, bring it on. Ginger, just a tad. Vanilla, can’t leave that out! Hot chocolate is sooo much more than just the usual cocoa, sugar, and milk (don’t get me started on what I think about using water instead; it’s a big no no) Those three ingredients are just the base, the starting point. And then you add in all the spices you like! The result: true comfort food (er, drink)
Last week (the week before finals) I made myself a cup of hot chocolate (almost) every day. I mean, seriously, how do you except me to get through studying without my hot chocolate or tea? You don’t, that’s what. (Speaking about school: I have my last final tomorrow and BAM! I’m done with this fall semester *happy dance*)
Not only is this hot chocolate a party for your tastebuds, it’s also dangerously easy to make! Just mix up all the ingredients (except the milk); then stir in the hot milk and that’s that! Whipped cream goes really well with it, just sayin’ (it also melts very quickly, as evidenced in the above photo)
And one last random thing: is this or is this not the cutest Christmas napkin! It’s very comforting, too 😉
- 4 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- pinch of ground ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- dash of cloves
- dash of nutmeg
- 1 tbsp honey (or sugar), more to taste
- 1½ cups milk
- Heat the milk on medium-low heat until it begins to simmer.
- Mix the rest of the ingredients together in a mug.
- Add a teaspoon of milk to the mug and stir until smooth and creamy.
- Add the rest of the milk and stir.
- Serve with whipped cream and sip on this deliciousness!