Nor’Easter? No problem! Beat the blizzard blues with a cup of the world’s best hot chocolate.
Is there anything better than a creamy cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter night? We don’t think so. And with buckets of snow about to be dumped from the sky (here on the East Coast, at least), there are few things we’re craving more right now than a steaming mug of marshmellow-covered hot chocolate.
Whether you’re currently curled up under the covers, or preparing for an evening on the couch, we’ve got a hot chocolate recipe that’ll rock your indoor routine during the raging Nor’Easter.
What You’ll Need
3 cups of whole milk
1 cup half-and-half
¼ cup cocoa powder
½ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
How You’ll Do It
Pour milk and half-and-half into a saucepan and let it simmer over medium heat.
While the milk and half-and-half are simmering, combine the cocoa powder, sugar and cinnamon in a separate pan. Carefully pour the milk and half-and-half mixture, a few teaspoons at a time, into the cocoa blend until it turns into a smooth paste. Transfer the paste back into the original saucepan with the milk and half-and-half and let it simmer for two minutes. Make sure it doesn’t boil. Complete by stirring in vanilla and transferring the hot chocolate to your favorite mug. Top off with mini marshmellows or a dash of whipped cream.
Elle Fure is the Editorial Director of Spa Week Daily.