It’s that time of year! Snow quietly falling, children delighting in the thought of playing in the mounting drifts, warm fires, and cozy houses.
Here’s a hot cocoa recipe that is not watery or loaded with sugar. Fill your mugs with this creamy treat and watch the contented look on rosy cheeked faces as they defrost.
In a sauce pan, combine 1/3 cup hot milk with a pinch of salt, 1/4 cup cocoa and 1/4 cup sugar. Turn on the heat and slowly mix in 4 cups of milk. Simmer till heated through. Remove from heat and add 2 teaspoons of vanilla.
What to do with all those leftover candy canes? Toppings!
Keep a mason jar full of crushed Keep a mason jar full of crushed candy canes on your counter. Tie it with a pretty ribbon and not only does it look festive but it makes a creative add-in to hot cocoa and baked goods.
Other topping suggestions: Whipped cream, cocoa powder, cinnamon, crushed cookies, and of course marshmallows!