Homemade Hot Chocolate

We woke up to a beautiful, surprise SNOW last week in Texas!!!  My kids grabbed their coats and gloves, I grabbed my camera, and we rushed out to enjoy the 30 minute flurry that left just a hint of white carpeting our yard.  Unfortunately, it was 34 degrees outside, melting everything within the hour.  But, lucky for my kids, I had hot chocolate waiting for them.  My son thinks that hot chocolate is almost as big of a a treat as the snow.

I think homemade hot chocolate is so much better (and cheaper) than the envelope version.  Here’s the recipe:

2 squares (2 ounces) semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped, or 1/3 C. semisweet chocolate pieces  (or dairy-free dark chocolate)

1/3 C. sugar

4 C. milk (or milk substitute for dairy-free version)

marshmallows

Saucepan directions:  Combine all except 3 C. of the milk and heat over medium heat until just boiling.  Stir in remaining milk until heated through.

Microwave directions: Combine all but 3 C. milk and heat on high for 2-3 minutes until just boiling.  Stir in remaining milk and microwave for a few more minutes until heated through.

Top with marshmallows and chopped chocolate.

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