14 November 2011

Winter is a comin'...

I've been loving Mr. Banhart especially recently. Listen up!
And while you're at it, enjoy some lovely hot chocolate...

Magical Wintery Hot Chocolate Recipe
serves eight

1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 cups milk, 6 cups water
1/2 tbsp vanilla
1 tbsp cinnamon

In a saucepan, mix together the cocoa, sugar, and milk.
Pour in the rest of the milk and the water (less if you want it more chocolatey).
Set saucepan over low heat and stir constantly, don't boil.
Mix in the vanilla and cinnamon as it heats up. Add in a little whipped cream for more creaminess.
Dip out of saucepan and into mugs. Serve with whipped cream or marshmallows.

Homemade Whipped Cream

2 cups heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons sugar or powdered sugar (more if you like it sweeter)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine ingredients in a bowl with enough room for some growth.
Use electric mixer to whip until peaks form. This takes some time...just keep whipping!

Potential Variations:
Hot Chocolate- add cinnamon sticks instead of powder to the mixture while heating.
Whipped Cream- make mint infused whipped cream. Recipe here.

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