Oh my, it's been cold and windy in Idaho. We even saw a few snow flurries today and it's had me dreaming of...
Ghoulishly Rich Hot Chocolate
12 ounce can evaporated milk
1/4 to 1/3 cup sugar (or stevia)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Measure the water into a 1 1/2 to 2 quart sized sauce pan. Add the sugar, cocoa and salt. Stir the mixture up until the cocoa dissolves completely. Gently bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to a fast simmer and simmer it for about 5 minutes. This will prevent the cocoa and sugar from sinking to the bottom of the cup when you serve it. Finally, add the evaporated milk and stir to blend. Reheat briefly, but don't boil. Pour the hot chocolate into small cups. This recipe makes 4 - 3/4 cup size servings. You can easily double it. It goes really well with cookies, or sandwiches for a good snack on a snowy day. Sometimes I make a large batch and fill my crock-pot, set on low, when my grands are sledding. Very European, rich and delicious, this will warm you right up!