So maybe you missed my post on Eileen’s blog and guess what? You missed out a lot.
Read: HOMEMADE HOT CHOCOLATE.
Worth every second it takes to make. You can take that to the bank and cash it. And guess what? This shit (disregard color) makes an excellent gift.
This is so easy and it’s delicious and you will wonder why you ever bought those packets of Swiss Miss. Really, you will. You might even cry tears of joy because this, my friends, tastes like liquid chocolate. Much like my chocolate ice cream base. Trust me, it’s delicious.
I had set out to follow a recipe because I didn’t want to lead you astray, but I couldn’t find one that didn’t add a disgusting amount of sugar. So I had to make one up. Yep, I’m awesome like that. And it’s good. Chocolatey, not too sweet and goes great with some peppermint liqueur or Baileys. What? We’re all adults here.
HOMEMADE HOT CHOCOLATE
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate
1/4 cup milk chocolate
1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa
1/4 cup sugar
Combine semi-sweet and milk chocolate in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until you have small grounds but pay attention! You could end up with a chocolatey paste, which is delicious, but not what we’re going for here. Transfer chocolate to a mixing bowl and add cocoa and sugar. Mix to combine and put in the cutest little jars you can find and tie those suckers up with twine!
To make hot chocolate: Simmer 2 cups of milk to 1/3 cup mix. I like to warm the milk and add the chocolate off the heat and whisk until combined. Also amazing with peppermint liqueur and baileys. Start with two shots, one is a waste of time. You’re welcome.
freaking amazing. I’m hoping to make some this weekend!
Yummm sounds amazing!!
i love anything in jars! YOU should gift those… want my address? 😉
I’m drooling…this sounds like uber chocolatey goodness!! I just picked up some mason jars at Shop Rite the other day so this might be a gift I’ll give the ladies at work! Thanks for the inspiration! =)
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Making these for people so they’re impressed by my domesticity. Holler.
There you go making me crave chocolate in the morning again!
That look so good, I am always so impressed with your cooking posts!
please be my secret santa and bring me this. yum.
amazingness. this would get me in trouble.
this looks divine!! love!
The gift that keeps on giving! I love it when I receive something homemade for Christmas…this recipe looks divine! And easy enough for a novice like me! *here’s hoping*
Also- I’m hosting a décor-to-dress giveaway where 3 winners will WIN a fabulous frock of their choice just in time for the holidays! Hope you’ll stop by to enter the contest!
Peace. Love. LOL!
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love this!! and love the simple packaging. i’m making a cocoa mix and totally girling it up b/c that’s what i do, but there’s something really beautiful about keeping it simple.
I Love your Chocolate Gift Idea!
such a great idea. and looks cute too. i am always buying the store kind, but this seems awful easy.