I thought I was flying south for a few day to bask in warmer weather (I know , I know it is still winter, but I was at least praying for the sun to be out) instead I’ve been greeted with a few sunny days and now some cold winter wind storm, feels like I’m back in Chi already…Sigh… Hot chocolate is defiantly in order and as some you can relate, pre package hot chocolate tastes like crap. Kinda like packaged brownies, the texture is right, but nothing about it actually tastes like chocolate. So obviously I prefer to make home-made hot chocolate, well that brings me to my second problem, that you have to make a whole pot (and considering I don’t drink caffeine, drinking a whole pot by myself would defiantly lead to health issues..sigh..sorry I digress…). My solution, hot chocolate for one. You can make this in the handy dandy microwave or using a small pot on top of the stove. Of course I recommend a dollop of chantilly cream, but hey would you look at that I’m fresh out of chantilly cream, so a tub of cool whip will have to do… From start to finish your cup of hot steamy chocolatey goodness should only take you about 5 minutes. So be a bit selfish and just enjoy a little “you” time, sometimes it just feels nice not to have to share…
from me two you,
hot chocolate for one
2 T. sugar
2 tsp unsweetned cocoa powder
pinch of salt
1 C. milk
splash of vanilla extract
cool whip for topping
– begin by heating milk until just below boiling point. (if using the microwave about 1:30 should be about right)
– add sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla to heated milk. whisk to combine well.
– top with cool whip and enjoy.