Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hot, chocolate!

What is it about hot chocolate when the weather turns frightful that we all love?  There's something so indulgent and satisfying about the swirls of steam, the lucious rich chocolate, the light puffy marshmallows, and decadent whipped cream...Mmmmm. 

For a rich, grownup version, invest in real hot chocolate (not cocoa powder) this version from Williams Sonoma that's a family favorite of ours...

Add these...

And top with freshly whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles or shavings...

You can thank me later :)


  1. Wish you had posted this last week, when I was in USA!!!
    Looks yummy.......even for a hot summer day like we are having now

  2. Hi Judy, thanks for coming by....I am sick and need to start behaving myself or I shall surely be down. I don't have a lick of sense at times. Ha.

    Hope you are well, dear heart.

    Barb ♥

  3. Those marshmallows are cute! Is that you in that bottom photo?? It looks like a completely professional picture. I was looking forward to seeing your new blog it! Super warm and cozy. You look gorgeous in your profile photo too.

    I just read your post above and my husband did the same thing with lights! He hung them last week on the high spots before it got too icy. We are finishing up this weekend. Fun stuff! ;)

  4. Or make your own hot chocolate. . .better than anything you can buy. Yes, you use cocoa, but don't get the CHEAP stuff. . .anyway, here is my "tweeked" version that I make *almost* every day of the year (if you substitute the fudge sauce it is South-Beach friendly). . .I warm 1 cup milk for 1:26 in the microwave. In a coffee mug put in one heaping teaspoon unsweetened cocoa, 1 pkg artificial sweetener (or sugar if you want), and about 1/2 t. hot fudge sauce (I use Smuckers) or caramel sauce, straight from the fridge. When the milk is warm pour a little bit into your mug until everything is blended together in a thick "sauce", then add the rest of your milk, stir, and enjoy. Top with whipped topping or marshmallows if you've just been out in the cold :) Another option is to use 2 t. sugar or sugar substitute and then add a dash of vanilla extract to your hot milk. . .it's rich but very low-calorie if you use non-fat milk. You'll never go back to the powdered stuff again!


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