Monday, February 7, 2011

Warm and comforting hot cocoa :)

What's better than steaming hot cocoa on a cold day? It was -10 below when I got up this morning so I think that anyone that has to bear those temps deserves a yummy, comforting cup of hot chocolate....don't you agree? I knew you would. Since it is close to Valentine's Day I decided to add a cute heart marshmallow to the garnish....sweet isn't it? I think I will serve this yummy cocoa to my sweethearts (family) as they sit around the fire tonight. {because I love them so much} You could serve this to your sweethearts on Valentine's Day or it would be cute to serve at Valentine's Day party too :)

Hot Cocoa
6 cups milk
9 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
3 ounce milk chocolate, chopped
3 teaspoon granulated white sugar, or to taste (optional)

Whipped Cream:

1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoon granulated white

Place the milk, semisweet chocolate, milk chocolate, and sugar (if using), in a saucepan over medium heat and whisk periodically until the mixture just reaches the boiling point.Pour the hot cocoa into cups and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and since it is close to Valentine's Day I used a cute marshmallow heart.

Whipped Cream: In your mixing bowl, place the whipping cream, vanilla extract, and sugar and stir to combine. Beat the mixture until stiff peaks form.

Come back Wednesday for Weight Watchers Wednesday and as always....leave me a comment. I LOVE to hear from each and every one of you!! :)



Blogger Wendi said...

Homemade whipped cream... yum!

February 7, 2011 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

Looks Delish!

Wow...that's cold, we just had those temps here last week, ICK!

Stay warm!!

February 7, 2011 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...


February 7, 2011 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Beth E. said...

Oh, yummmm...that looks absolutely delicious!

I hope you weather warms up soon. Our high was in the 30's today, and that's cold enough for me! ;-)

February 7, 2011 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Holli~Where The Rooster Crows said...

Always looks so good when someone else makes it!

February 7, 2011 at 5:18 PM  
Anonymous Linda said...

Looks Yummy!!
Thanks for sharing the recipe.

February 7, 2011 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger Patty Sumner said...

Funny, I am sitting here with a cup of hot cocoa as I am reading updated blogs. It is instant but still yummy. I will have to try your recipe. Blessings!

February 7, 2011 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Country Gal said...

Sounds wonderful ! We often have hot chocolate we call it here, cause it has been so cold as well minus 15 below zero with out the wind chill with the wind chill it makes it feel like minus 20 below zero BRRR ! Great post, Have a warm and yummy day !

February 7, 2011 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger gtyyup said...

This sounds delicious!!! I better put some of those ingredients on my weekly shoppin' list!

February 7, 2011 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger vivian said...

oh yummy!
I would love to have a cuppa that! but, alas, I will drink my diet swiss miss! If I even tasted yours I would probably never beable todrink mine again! lol!
stay warm and have a great day

February 8, 2011 at 6:07 AM  
Blogger Kindra-At Home With K said...

I always love trying new hot chocolate recipes! And your pictures always make them look extra yummy as well. :)

February 8, 2011 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

That looks so good. Here, in the South, we don't have weather like you, but we have had our share of snow and more to come. I may have to fix this tonight.

Come and visit me. I am back from a 3 months of being gone.


February 8, 2011 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

That sure does look inviting for sure.
It is -9 here and that is with no windchill.
I would love to have a cup about now.
Have a great day and thanks for sharing another great recipe.

February 8, 2011 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Looks perfect! :)

February 8, 2011 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger Vickie said...

mmmmmmmmmm...that looks delish! Take Care :)

February 8, 2011 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger Sweet Blessings said...

I Love your new header and signature box :) And, what a great gift to warm the hearts of those we love...homemade cocoa..I can't wait to try it! Most of all...praying your family stays safe, warm & healthy during the cold snap! Sweet blessings!

February 8, 2011 at 11:05 PM  
Anonymous EFT Manual said...

What can be more soothing than warm and freshly made hot chocolate? Thanks for such a wonderful recipe!

February 21, 2011 at 7:05 PM  

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