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Minneapolis Family Photographer • Homemade Hot Chocolate

Minneapolis Family Photographer

The sun came out, the snow was perfect for sledding. Creating memories with my little guy.  Came inside to homemade hot chocolate to warm our bones. It’s been a great day.

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 3/4 cup white sugar

  • 1/3 cup boiling water

  • 3 1/2 cups milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup half-and-half

Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir. Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes.  Stir in 3 1/2 cups of milk and heat until very hot, but do not boil! Remove from heat and add vanilla. Divide between mugs. Add the cream to the mugs of cocoa to cool it to drinking temperature.

Cynthia RobbDecember 22, 2013 - 9:58 pm

Elliott’s expressions describe how yummy this cocoa was!

Patrik TannerDecember 22, 2013 - 11:46 pm

That hot chocolate was so good!