hot cocoa for one

We finally got some snow here.  Just a dusting and the Ohio in me finds it hard to consider this winter still.  We don't have to bundle all that much and I haven't been painfully cold but a few times.  I shouldn't be complaining, but to me if I'm going to live somewhere that gets snow I want it to really snow!

Regardless, I'm glad to see something white on the ground be it snow or slush and this afternoon after a good walk this morning with Robyn and Caleb which wore out Anderson to the point that he fell asleep facing forward in the carrier then came home to take a 2 hour nap (victory!!) I decided to take a stab at making some hot chocolate.  I saw this recipe on the Epicurious App and after making it felt ten years old again.  Ok, maybe not 10 seeing as I was watching my 4 month old child, but still. It reminded me of good old fashioned powdered hot chocolate that we'd have after playing in the snow.  I used about 2 tablespoons of sugar to see how sweet it would be and based on the comparison I just made, it was sweet!  Next time I'll use half the sugar and see how that goes.  I may even try Agave instead of sugar one of these days.  Point being, I'm making this again and you should too.

Anderson was in the carrier while I was making it.  Such a good helper.  I think he'll soon be sitting in the bumbo watching me cook!

here's the recipe.  enjoy with a marshmallow on top if that's your thing.  Speaking of, I think I need to make some of those from scratch some day soon...

{Ingredients You'll Need}

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (or less if you like..or agave nectar)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 
  • In a small saucepan whisk the cocoa powder, sugar, salt and 2 tablespoons of milk over low heat until the cocoa and sugar dissolve
  • add the rest of the milk and stir to combine.  increase the heat until warmed through
  • stir in the vanilla and serve immediately.
This recipe can easily be doubled...tripled...quadrupled..  you get the point.


  1. Sounds like the recipe on the Hershey's cocoa tin. I've been using that for years and even make it in the microwave now. Then I put miniature marshmallows on top and microwave it again to start them melting. Nothing like it on a cold day, and we DO get some in TX. = )

  2. Can I please hold Anderson's hand? Love it...