Last week I shared my FAVORITE summer treat, my Lemon Sour Cream Pie. Today it rained, it was MARVELOUS! It was also very cold. The leaves have all changed colors and there was a beautiful mist over the mountains. My husband spent the day turning our shed into a home for George (our pet potbellied pig). Since he’s SO much bigger than we expected he’s become too big to be inside, but pig’s can’t handle cold weather very well. So we had to create a warm outdoor area for him. My husband took everything off the floor level in the shed and filled it with heat lamps, George’s bed, hay and water. George was SO excited to explore his new house.
The kids were also pretty intrigued and enjoyed going outside to see what was going on. BUT they all came in rather cold. SO I make my favorite fall treat! (I enjoy it all winter too, but I start making it weekly in the fall). In fact I actually made my first batch two weeks ago! This has got to be the best hot chocolate EVER!. I make it at LEAST once a week!
The BEST Hot Chocolate EVER
1/4 C cocoa
1/2 C sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 C water
4 C milk
1 tsp vanilla
In a saucepan mix the dry ingredients. Add the water and bring to a boil, keep boiling for one min. Then add the milk. Heat until it’s the temp you like. Take off the heat and add the vanilla. Serve!
I like Whip Cream on mine, but the kid’s like Marshmallows. I also like adding fun things to my hot chocolate, candies, mints, flavors, creamers, etc… This is a really rich Hot chocolate so it’s easy to heat up to my temp and cool it down for the kids by just adding more milk! Its okay that it makes a large batch, it refrigerates and reheats very well. It does settle so if you refrigerate it over night be sure to mix it up good before serving more!