Monday, January 05, 2015

Hot Chocolate for my Sweetheart!

Hot Chocolate for one

Today is the last day of winter break! The 5 year old will be heading back to school tomorrow! What better way to end a wonderful break with some Hot Chocolate that I made just for him! 

Over the winter break, we had loads of fun baking, cooking, partying  and just having plain awesome time with friends! We went on a road trip, reconnected with friends who are more like family, and came back rejuvenated souls! It was such a refreshing little break! 
As much as I look forward to the 'me time', I really miss the Little Champ when he is not around! Source of endless happiness he's not! I feel a medley of things when he's around - amusement, anger, frustration, happiness, pride - but sadness is not on that list! And that is what I love about kids - their amazing ability to pull us out from the 'depths of despair' with a simple toothy smile or a sloppy kiss!

Hot Chocolate for One

This is a very easy recipe and the result is oh-so-good! It is rich and luscious and terribly delicious! A few ingredients and you have yourself a perfect little treat!

  • Milk (of your choice) - 1 Cup
  • Semi-sweet Chocolate - 2 ounces, chopped (I used Ghiradelli baking bar)
  • Vanilla Extract - 1/4 tsp
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder - 1/2 tbsp (optional)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Marshmallows - 2 or 3 (optional)
Heat the milk on low heat and bring it to a simmer. Take it off the heat and add the chopped chocolate pieces. Let it rest for a minute or two. Whisk it briskly till all the chocolate is melted and the mixture is silky smooth. Stir in the vanilla extract, add a pinch of salt and mix. If you prefer a more intense chocolaty flavor, add the cocoapowder.
Since the Little Champ had specially requested that his 'Hot Chocolate' be at room temperature, I did have time to take the photos. If you prefer, heat it up a little before serving it. Throw in a couple of marshmallows, if you wish! 

Hot Chocolate for my Sweetheart!

Recipe adapted from


happyandharried said...

Aww... How sweet is that!
And you are right, boys push our buttons, but they are the sweetest!

Cocoawind said...

Yes they are! Thanks Anjana :)

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