Hot chocolate really hits the spot on a cold winter day. Although, hot chocolate is sold pre-mixed and ready to serve, it is quite easy to make your own hot chocolate.
Basically you will need cocoa powder (unsweetened), 3 teaspoons of sugar per cup, 1 cup of 2% or whole milk per cup and 1 large marshmallow or 2 teaspoons of whipped cream.
Place milk in medium saucepan, you may add half water and half milk if you prefer your hot chocolate a bit lighter, milk makes defiantly makes the hot chocolate heavier. Next, when milk begins to bubble remove from stove. Don’t make the mistake of boiling the milk, Milk can easily burn and it will stick to the sides of the saucepan.
It is easier to make the hot chocolate one-cup at a time. Pour milk into each mug or cup leaving a little space at the top for cocoa mixture. Next add 3 teaspoons cocoa, 3 teaspoons of granulated sugar, mix together well. Keep in mind, you can add more sugar and chocolate or you can add less it is all according to personal taste.
Finally, place each mug in the microwave for 50 seconds, remove add marshmallow or whipped cream and serve. Homemade cocoa is much better than store bought and it only takes minutes to prepare. Enjoy!!
Actually, making your own hot chocolate is much better than the packaged brands and it costs a great deal less money. Pre-packages hot chocolate mix can cost anywhere between $2-$3. Just a few dollars can add up over a period of time.