Monday, January 19, 2009

World's Best Hot Chocolate

I make myself a mug of hot chocolate everyday.

I mentioned this in my 100 Things About Me post and posted my previously favorite recipe here. I've found that making a mug of hot chocolate everyday helps ward off the mid-afternoon pantry binge that can result in me consuming an ENTIRE sleeve of Oreos or twelve fun-size Butterfinger bars left over from Halloween.

Not that chocolate binging doesn't happen to me on occasion. I am female, after all. And, sometimes, the craziness of motherhood just takes me down a path that leads right to a heap o' chocolate.

You, too?

Well, I have found THE BEST recipe for hot chocolate ever, courtesy of my little sister. One of her good friends made her this recipe years ago, and Anna finally called to track it down.

I'm telling you - I've never had better hot chocolate. Not at Starbucks. Not at my favorite local coffee shop. Not at Ruth's Chris. Not anywhere.

I love that you can make this mix in advance (I double it), store it in the pantry, and make a mug whenever you want one. If you cut the recipe in half, it's perfect for two mugs - one for morning, one for afternoon - the latter reheated in the microwave!

Try this one, y'all. I promise you'll love it!

World's Best Hot Chocolate

Mix:

8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate (I use mini-chocolate chips)
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Store mix in an airtight container.

For 4 servings:

2/3 cup cocoa mix
1/4 cup water
4 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a large pan on low heat, stir cocoa mix and water until melted. Add milk and beat with whisk until smooth. Heat on low until hot. Add vanilla. Serve.

13 comments:

  1. It looks good right now, but I have to go to work. Maybe this afternoon!

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  2. You can bet I'll be trying this tonight!!!!!

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  3. It certainly can't hurt to add to my chocolate recipes!!

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  4. Ya know... I'm just gonna have to break down and try this famous recipe.

    Mmmmm... if Sarah likes it, it's GOOOOOD.

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  5. sounds delish, I'm going to give it a try from my usual rip open a pack of nestle mix.

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  6. I have yet to be disapointed by a Sarah recipe, so I look forward to giving it a try. :-)

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  7. Tracy,

    To answer your question: This recipe calls for regular sugar.

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  8. You do make me laugh how you share your private sins of consuming tons of junk. Yes, a woman after my own heart. Love you Sarah!

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  9. I can completely testify as to the YUM-factor. It was delicious. I would have had mroe had I not been so stuffed by the delicious fajitas. We need to plan a Wii night when I can return the favor of all the dinners lately. :)

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  10. This is dessert at my house tonight :)

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  11. Wow, this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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