The boys and Sophia came inside from playing in the snow and I made them some hot chocolate. We’re not into cocoa packets and water around here. But then, does this really surprise you? 🙂 I made them the following recipe and I had to share–I forgot just how amazingly delicious it is!
1/4 C. sugar
1/4 C. unsweetened cocoa
1/2 Tsp. instant coffee powder or granules
1 C. water
1 stick cinnamon (if I don’t have a stick I just sprinkle some powdered cinnamon in)
2 C. milk
1 C. half-and-half
1 Tbs. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
In a 2-quart saucepan, mix sugar, cocoa, instant coffee, and salt. Stir in water; add cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes
Add milk and half-and-half to cocoa mixture, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil and then remove from heat.
Mix in vanilla and cloves; remove cinnamon stick; beat until foamy, then serve.