Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ultimate Hot Chocolate

Even though it's been unseasonably warm here,
after living in Texas for 5 years my body seems to be having a tough time adjusting to the cold!
Christmas tree lights are magical,
and one of my favorite things is to curl up next to the Christmas tree,
wrapped in a fluffy blanket after the kids are in bed,
and read something while sipping hot chocolate.

I love hot chocolate so much we even had a hot chocolate bar at our wedding reception,
which was two days after Christmas!
Sam teases me a little about how he loves seeing me with my hot chocolate,
but it's a sure way to warm me up from the inside out.

This is my favorite recipe for hot chocolate.

1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1/8 t. salt
5-6 1/2 c. hot water (start with 5 and add according to taste)

In a large saucepan, combine sweetened condensed milk, cocoa, vanilla, and salt. Mix well. Over medium heat, slowly stir in water; heat through, stirring occasionally. Do not boil. Hot chocolate can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Mix well and reheat before serving.
This also keeps well in the crock pot if you want to keep it handy throughout a snowy day!


  1. We love hot chocolate at our house! I'll have to try this recipe out!

  2. Thanks for this recipe. We love hot chocolate at our house and drink it often. We even drank it regularly while living in the heat of south Florida for two years, regardless of the scorching temperatures outside.

    1. Hey, if you turn up the A/C high enough you can pretend it's cold...even in Florida! :)


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