Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow Day!!

I don't know about you all, but I just LOVE when my kids' have snow days and there's no school! That automatically means Hot Cocoa and fun! Actually the honest truth is, even at the tiniest flake of snow, we have hot cocoa :-) Winter doesn't last forever and no one wants to drink Hot cocoa when it's warm, so we take advantage of it while it's good and cold, LOL!

I remember when my oldest son was a tiny baby and it snowed, I just couldn't wait till he was old enough to drink hot cocoa with me :) I thought about that this morning when my 4th son, was sipping his hot cocoa with the family. Last year he was too young and now he'll be 2 in April, he's just beginning to taste the yumminess of hot cocoa, LOL!
*Disclaimer, this isn't my cute little pug, in fact, my dog is much cuter than this one, LOL!*

So if you have snow on the ground, even a dusting qualifies! Make some yummy hot cocoa, put it in your favorite mug and top it with some Reddi Whip!! Sweet goodness in a cup :)

Hmm, I posted this and then thought maybe you all would like a recipe to go along with it??

here is my favorite recipe:

4 cups milk
5 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup boiling water
pinch of salt.
Reddi Whip (optional)


Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir. Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes. Watch that it doesn't scorch. Stir in 4 cups of milk and heat until very hot, but do not boil! Remove from heat and add vanilla. Divide between 4 mugs (or 6 smaller mugs like I do here!). Add the Reddi Whip to the mugs of cocoa to cool it to drinking temperature.


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