Sunday, February 07, 2010
After a busy morning snowshoeing. kids have certain expectations. OK, just one really-and it had better be really good cocoa. None of that powdered crap.
This is so easy, a still half-asleep mama can manage it. If you make it ahead, it can be rewarmed when the boys get home...and mama can go back to sleep.
For 2-3 servings:
2 squares semi-sweet chocolate
Vanilla sugar to taste
2 cups milk
In a heavy pan, melt the chocolate. I don't screw around with double boilers-keep the chocolate moving with a heat-proof spatula and you'll be fine. When melted, remove from heat.
In another pan, heat the milk until it starts to steam. Whisk into melted chocolate over low heat. Add sugar as desired.
Serve with a peppermint stick and marshmallows. I'm sorry, but yeah-you have to use marshmallows. I don't make the rules.
Now, that is good hot cocoa.