I’m so excited to share this recipe for one of my absolute favorite winter treats – hot chocolate! Made extra delicious with some vanilla whipped cream on top! One of the many wonderful things about this recipe is that you wind up with a big jar of hot cocoa powder that you can use all winter by just adding hot milk.
INGREDIENTS FOR HOT CHOCOLATE
_ 2 cups of sugar
_ 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
_ 1 tbsp of salt
_ whole milk for serving
Mix sugar, cocoa, and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine well. Store in an airtight container. Warm the milk in a saucepan set over medium-low heat, taking care not to let the milk boil; as it warms, stir in 2 tablespoons of mix for each cup of milk.
INGREDIENTS FOR VANILLA WHIPPED CREAM
_ 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
_ 2 tbsp of confectioners sugar
_ 2 tsp of vanilla extract
_ a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar to garnish (optional)
In a mixing bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form. Add the confectioners sugar and vanilla. Continue to beat until cream holds stiff peaks. Add a couple spoonfuls of whipped cream to your mug of cocoa and garnish with a little sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. Yum.