‘Tis the weather, at least around here, for some yummy Hot Cocoa.
As soon as the first snowfalls my kids are hitting me up for some cocoa in our Cocomotion machine. Tell me you have one of these, if not run out and get one! They usually carry them at Costco in the winter, but Target and Walmart have them too for around $20. It heats and whips the hot chocolate to perfection.
OK, now that we all have a Cocomotion machine,
lets make some cocoa.
Meet my friend Kara from Talkin’ Chow Playin’ House.
Kara is an amazing chef, yep its official, she went to culinary school! She says to put away the Swiss Miss (yuck!)
and make room for her family recipe (mmm).
Kara’s Momma’s Hot Chocolate
1/2 gallon whole milk
2 cans evaporated milk
1/4-1/2 cup dry, unsweetened cocoa
1/2-1 cup granulated sugar
First start warming the milk and evaporated milk over medium heat, stirring occasionally so the bottom doesn’t burn. Then add the cocoa powder and stir well to dissolve. Add the sugar last and to your tastes. Heat through until nice and steamy hot!
Whip a pint of heavy cream just until you have stiff peaks. Add 2-3 tablespoons of granulated sugar and whip just until incorporated. Serve hot chocolate with a generous helping of the fresh, lightly sweetened whipped cream!
Kara and her sister Briana have an amazing blog with beautifully photographed recipes (and what’s a recipe with out a photo?)
and cute entertaining projects.
As long as we are in the winter mood, Talkin’ Chow Playin’ House has a great tutorial for a Gingerbread Cottage!