Monday, February 7, 2011

Homemade hot chocolate mix

There are two kinds of winter: Good winter and Bad winter.

Good winter is the stuff of childhood: Christmas and ice skating, building snowmen and sledding and hot chocolate. Bad winter is how it starts to seem as you become an adult. It’s short dark days, constant illnesses, slushy wet pant legs and freezing cold mornings.

Today was Good winter. It’s warm enough to enjoy being outdoors but cold enough to snow. I took my daughter outside to play in the snow, pulled her around in her little sled and then came inside for some hot chocolate.

Big Batch

2 cups powdered milk
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder

Use 3 tablespoons of mix with 1 cup of boiling water

The problem with most homemade hot chocolate recipes is that they call for way too much cocoa powder and way too little sugar. As a result you end up with bitter tasting sludge. This recipe is sweet with just the right amount of everything. So mix up a batch and enjoy a bit of Good winter.

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