November 4, 2010

Hot Chocolate

 I know...you may be thinking why am I putting Christmas up ALREADY!  Well my friends, it IS time to start thinking about gifts.  And I got a good neighbor gift for you!  The best part???  This stuff lasts up to 3 months so you can make it now!  Isn't that FABULOUS?  I thought so!!
 As I am typing this up I am sipping on a nice HOT cup of this stuff.  It is so good!  It is also so easy to make!  I was in the kitchen for a matter of minutes and was able to whip it up in no time at all!  I haven't tested it too much, but if you would like, I'm sure you could substitute some Andes Mint Chips  or Chocolate Chips instead of the white...I think I must try the Andes sometime.  Who doesn't love a little mint in their cup?

Also, you must add some HOMEMADE whipped cream to this stuff!  It is DELISH!  I don't know why, but the real stuff is so much better...well, I do know why...its homemade:)

Hot Cocoa Mix
Source: Just Get Off Your Butt and Bake!!  (Love that blog name;)

Makes about 20 servings
3 c. nonfat dry milk
2 c. powdered sugar
1 1/2 c. Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1 1/2 c. white chocolate chips
1/4 tsp. salt

Combine ingredients in large bowl.  Working in two batches, pulse ingredients in food processor until chocolate is finely ground.  Store in airtight container for up to 3 months.  To make hot cocoa, stir 1/3 c. of this mix into 1 c. of hot milk.  Top with whipped cream and some Andes mints.

Homemade Whipped Cream

1 c. Heavy Cream
3-5 TBS sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Start whipping the heavy cream, when it starts to thicken up a bit, gradually start adding the sugar 1 TBS at a time.  Sometimes I add way more sugar, depending on my mood and how sweet my dessert is.  Then add vanilla.  Beat until "whipped cream" consistency.  If you over beat, it may turn into butter:)

2 comments:

  1. Yum! That sounds so good. I have been looking for a hot chocolate recipe. I will definitely try it. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Summer,
    I love your blog! I have a Christmas/decor question. I have some wonderful Santa pictures of my daughter's but they are just sitting in a box. Any ideas on how to display them during the season without buying tons of frames and spending tons of money?

    Denise:)

    ReplyDelete