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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Magically Delicious Happy Hot Cocoa

Like most of the country it has been very cold here.

To stay warm the family and I have been enjoying hot cocoa almost every day.

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We have tried all sorts of concoctions and this recipe reminds us of a favorite leprechaun loving cereal.

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It’s so easy to make. You just need:

White chocolate cocoa mix

Milk

Pastel marshmallows (I used Kraft fun puff brand)

Pastel sprinkles

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I am old school in that I like to gently warm my milk on the stove. Milk can scald or bubble over quite quickly in a microwave.

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Using a copper pan the milk can be drinking temperature in about three minutes. You can also use a stainless steel pot as well. (I just like copper as it conducts heat quickly and evenly.)

Once the milk is warm just add in the cocoa and mix well.

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Pour the cocoa into a really cute cup or mug because all cocoa simply tastes better in a cute mug.  :)

This mug was a Christmas gift to me from the Fashionista. With the interior red polka dots and  a darling dachshund on both sides it truly is my new favorite. She found it at Anthro.

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Once your cocoa mixture is in the mug top it liberally with marshmallows and sprinkles.

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I hope you enjoy our new family favorite.

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I’d love to hear about your favorite winter beverage. 

Laura

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11 comments :

GSGreatEscaper said...

Hot milk with vanilla extract and one's favorite sweetener does it for me. Soothing and soporific before bedtime!

CarolynB said...

I've been using the easy method - making Junior Mint hot chocolate with the Keurig. It is so tasty and it's gone before you know it.

Jeanie said...

This looks delicious! It's a little nippy right now and I think I have some cocoa in the cupboard. Inspiration!

Happy week!

Linda said...

That's so cute and festive! :)
I rarely drink hot beverages. Sadly my work days are spent with 200 oz of water or more... seriously (except when we're traveling for obvious reasons, lol). I started doing that a few years back when I changed my health and have kept it up as it helps me in so many ways. Weekends, I indulge, but not in hot beverages, but rather a beer or two at our favorite little pub/restaurant. On the rare occasion that I have hot cocoa, I always put a pinch or two of cayenne pepper in it and I love it topped with real whipped cream. ♥

Christine said...

I'm trying to figure out how you do it!
You can take a cup of hot cocoa and make it a work of art.
Your pictures makes you want a cup of cocoa, even if you don't drink hot cocoa.
Always a pleasure to stop by and visit.

Marilyn said...

That looks delicious! Hot cocoa is comfort food during cold spells. :-)

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Botanic Bleu said...

Laura
I had hot cocoa last weekend when it was cold here. Hazelnut cocoa with marshmallows on top.

Judith

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

I am old school as well Laura and prefer my milk warmed in a delightful copper saucepan:)
This is beautiful Hot Coca!
Happy New Year!
Jemma

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your darling daughter found you the perfect mug for sipping your fun hot cocoa. My heart is going pitter patter over that pretty napkin, too. Happy New Year, Laura!

Mildred said...

Looks delicious and you know I adore the mug!

Eilis said...

I suddenly need some hot cocoa! I can almost smell chocolate from your pictures.