It’s that time of year again – time to start thinking about curling up on the sofa with a good book, a soft chenille throw and a cup of steaming homemade hot cocoa with marshmallows slowly melting into swirls of creamy goodness.
Well, it would be if we weren’t having a heat wave and it was almost 90 today! Well, I can dream, can’t I? Maybe if I crank the air way down low and think about igloos, polar bears and the time I almost killed myself skiing. Scratch that last thought. It’s not a pleasant one at all.
I’ve been known to heat a cup of water and dump in a package of hot cocoa mix. But why would I when it takes such little time to make it from scratch? And it’s so much better. I promise!
I like this hot cocoa so much that I dressed it up for fall and for Christmas!
Really, it only takes a few minutes to make. You’ll never use that instant stuff again. Well, you may, but why would you want to?
Helpful Hint: For a festive look, crush peppermint sticks and wet the rims of the cups with water. Press rim into crushed peppermint and you’ve added a festive touch AND a unique flavor. Of course, you’ll want to do this before filling the cups with hot cocoa. 🙂