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)
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.