So today’s edition isn’t technically a craft, but it is something you make… and drink… and it involves chocolate.
Joe found this hot chocolate recipe over on Baked Bree and thought that this would be fun to do over the weekend. It was the perfect idea since it was cold and rainy out. Seeing as I’m impatient, I just heated up some soy milk and added my cocoa powder but Joe ended up taking some time to make his hot cocoa. In fact, he changed it a bit so below is his version of this recipe.
Homemade Hot Chocolate
- A bar of good chocolate (Joe used Lindt’s Smooth Dark 70% Cocoa)
- 2 cups of whole milk or whatever you prefer
- 1 tbsp (real) Maple syrup (or to taste)
- A few drops of vanilla
- A pinch of salt
1) Pour two cups of milk into a sauce pan and heat it up (it does not need to boil).
2) Break up the bar of chocolate into small pieces. You can do this by either using a knife and chopping it or using a mortar and pestle like we did.
3) After the milk has heated up, start dropping the chocolate into the saucepan.
4) Add the salt, vanilla, and maple syrup.
5) Whisk it all up. In the beginning, it will be a lighter color but after a couple of minutes, it will get darker.
6) Pour it into a mug…
7) … and add some marshmallows.
Did you end up hiding away this weekend due to the weather? Maybe started getting into the holiday spirit with things like hot cocoa or candy canes? Are you a fan of big marshmallows or the tiny ones?
PS – That mug was a gift someone gave to my dad back in the 80′s. It cracks me up, which is why I have ‘borrowed’ it for the last six years.