Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Double Hot Cocoa

while we hunker down for the massive blizzard small dusting maryland is supposed to get, i decided something warm to drink is in order. instead of my usual afternoon tea, i thought perhaps i'd make hot cocoa.

i'm not sure about the rest of you, but this dairy farm raised girl knows the only way to make a good mug of hot chocolate is to use milk. water just doesn't do the chocolaty, decadent elixir justice. my dad would say whole milk is the way to go, but since 1% was all i had on hand, it worked just fine. plus, it saved me some calories which allowed me to use extra chocolate.

i like to add some dark chocolate chips as well as unsweetened cocoa powder because i think it adds a bit of thick richness that cocoa alone doesn't. i also use agave to sweeten my hot cocoa because it's less processed than sugar or powdered sugar.

i poured my divine drink into my new mug from janetha over at meals & moves (thanks janetha!), sat down on the couch, and sipped while i watched the barefoot contessa. let it snow!

Double Hot Cocoa
serves 2

2 cups milk
2 tbs dark chocolate chips
2 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbs agave nectar

melt chocolate chips over low heat in a small sauce pan. add milk and whisk. continue to whisk occasionally while milk warms up. once chocolate chips are melted into the milk, add in cocoa powder and agave nectar. whisk well. once hot but not boiling, pour into 2 mugs and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. i have never tried making hot cocoa from scratch. i love your version, it's so much better than the sugar filled stuff. i also love that you don't capitalize. not sure if i ever told you :)


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