I am kind of a total sucker for hot drinks as soon as the weather drops. During the summer I have no problem making sure I get plenty of water throughout the day, but once it's cold you'll find me forever with a mug of tea, coffee, cider, and basically anything else I can wrap my frozen hands around. I especially love the occasional indulgence of a cup of thick, rich, hot chocolate topped with marshmallows, whipped cream, and basically whatever else you want to put on there. I am a total snob and turn my nose up at those "just add water" packets though. No, give me the real, clog my arteries thing. If I'm going to indulge, I'm going to make it worth it. And let me tell you, this is totally worth it.
This recipe is actually really easy to make! It takes a little bit time (as in, more than the two seconds it takes to make the pouch variety), but it's very simple.
Stove-top Hot Chocolate
2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
3/4 Cup Sugar
2 Cups Milk (divided)
1 Cup Heavy Cream
Splash of Vanilla
Whisk together the cocoa poweder and suger in a pot, add 1/2 cup of the milk, and turn stove to medium. Whisk together while it warms up. Let come to a simmer for a minute, and then add the rest of the milk, and cream. Allow to come back to a simmer, remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla. Divide between mugs, top with tons of marshmallows, and enjoy!