Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ghoulishly Rich Hot Chocolate

I'm warming up to winter!

Ghoulishly Rich Hot Chocolate  @singingwithbirds.com

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
1-1/2 cups hot tap water
1/4 to 1/3 cup sugar (or stevia)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
Dash Salt
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!

Come back tomorrow for somethin' yummy you can serve with this all Fall long!

30 comments :

  1. Too cute, and I know the kids love it! Using the crock pot is a great idea too:@)

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  2. Hot cocoa is one of my favorite treats in the world. I might have to write a "simple pleasures" post on it sometime. I have to have cocoa weather to enjoy it.

    For some reason, I associate home made cocoa like this with camping out in the back yard. We would throw up a makeshift tent and adventure for the night. In the morning, the Duchess would have home made cocoa for us.

    I will definitely give this one a try when cocoa weather hits because I'm very fond of the taste of evaporated milk in things.

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  3. That's some ghoulishly good-looking cocoa you have there. La

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  4. Hi! Oh I would love a cup today. It's windy and chilly here today. No snow yet, so that's a good thing.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by our blog. I am loving the way that Hot Chocolate recipe sounds...perfect day for it! :)

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  6. We are having the same weather here and I am drinking lots of hot chocolate too, love it! ;D

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  7. Sounds delish! Thanks! I love your blog...it's so much fun and warms me even without the hot cocoa!

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  8. I have been craving hot chocolate lately as we had a skiff of snow yesterday! This looks so fabulous and the ghost is adorable.

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  9. I am definitely stealing this! Putting ghost peeps on the grocery list right now. My 6yo DD will LOVE this.

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  10. This is one I can't wait to make. My kiddos and I love a good cup of hot chocolate...sure can't wait till it gets cold here in Oklahoma!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Well, that is too cute! And I LOVE your blog header!

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  12. We love hot chocolate in this house, so I will be making this for certain!

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  13. that's such a great idea to use the crock-pot!

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  14. I love this!! Those ghost peep are adorable-the hot chocolate sounds sooo comforting to me right now;)

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  15. I like how you warm up to winter!I think this is so cute please stop by and link up this recipe
    I think my followers would love it!@scrapaddict4sure.com

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  16. This sounds so yummy! Is that a Peep?

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  17. I love that little ghost marshmallow on top of your cocoa. He looks like he's just out for a swim in all that chocolate richness.

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  18. I'm loving this!
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    Have a nice day,
    Melly-

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  19. This is simple and TOO cute! I am going to link back on my post today. It's finally chilly here in Arkansas. Happy Halloween!

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  20. I love how you used to evaporated milk to make it really creamy! Yum!

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  21. I also love hot chocolate and your recipe sounds wonderful. The addition of the "Peep" is so cute. In fact, I have some in my pantry so guess what's for breakfast. Thanks for the yummy inspiration.

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  22. We love to sip on hot chocolate when the weather starts cooling down (like today). Brr...

    :)
    ButterYum

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  23. Oh, yum! Now I can't decide if I am craving hot chocolate or a ghost peep?!

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  24. Oooh, noooo, I'm melting!
    Love the ghostly touch. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. I just shared my Hot Chocolate recipe on my blog too! Tis the season. I love your Ghost Peep too. I've got to go grab any they have left so I can do this! Adorable. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's.

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  26. THANK YOU for the GREAT idea in using the PEEPS!! I will DEFINITELY be using this idea - for all cold weather holidays!!
    Cindy

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  27. That is just too cute! I love those little ghost peeps.

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  28. Sounds divine! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Just found your blog - it's adorable! :)

    Judy@cutest-little-things

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  29. This recipe sounds great! If you're like me and don't have a can of evaporated milk, here's a list of substitutions - http://www.buzzle.com/articles/evaporated-milk-substitute.html

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  30. We are hosting a "everything pumpkin" linky. If you have a recipe, please come share it with us.

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2010/11/this-weeks-cravings-blog-hop-1-pumpkin.html

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I read each and every one and they make me sing! renée

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