Homemade Hot Chocolate

If you live anywhere besides the East Coast, I am incredibly jealous of you and might move in with you. Don’t worry, I don’t take up that much space and I’ll cook and bake. But really, these past few days in New Jersey have been beyond freezing. At one point, with the wind chill, I am sure it was in the negatives. As in, no skin can be showing when you walk outside and even your eyeballs start to burn. Not fun.

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I like the cold, but I am not a penguin. I prefer some warmth without having to wear 12 layers in my own apartment. That’s right, I couldn’t even sit on my couch without at least one blanket. This is all because the heat in my apartment is controlled by the tenants below us. That makes total and complete sense right? Righttttt.

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But so I’m guessing they decided that they’re going to brave the cold without turning on the heat. Or maybe they bet each other how long they could go without turning it on and in either case it has made my apartment freezing. And by freezing I mean, can’t get out of bed, too cold to even get up and go to the bathroom, cold. It’s bad when you actually have to force yourself to take off your blanket to go to the bathroom or get something to eat.

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So since there is no way to get warm either inside or out, I decided to whip up some Homemade Hot Chocolate, the perfect drink that warms you inside and out. Plus who doesn’t love hot chocolate anytime? Make this with my Chocolate Cobbler and you’ll have won over any chocolate-lover in your life. Oo and maybe a side of chocolate fondue, yum!

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Homemade Hot Chocolate
Borrowed from Mint Design Blog

Ingredients:
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
Dash of cinnamon
4 1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
In a medium saucepan, add sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk together until the ingredients are combined. Then add in the milk and vanilla and turn the heat on to medium-high.

Whisk together until all the dry ingredients are dissolved. Bring to a simmer to heat through, about 10 minutes. Serve in a large mug with your favorite toppings: marshmallows, chocolate, or whipped cream! Enjoy!

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Let’s be real, you can never have too much chocolate.

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2 thoughts on “Homemade Hot Chocolate

  1. omg I feel you – the management handles the heat levels and it’s SO warm and cozy on their level and yet I’m a popsicle up here >_<. I'm on my umpteenth cup of coffee but I bet if I whipped up some hot chocolate I'd be warm AND less jittery 😉 looks so cozy and delicious!

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