Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hot Chocolate with Mini Marshmallows

After putting up my Christmas tree this weekend, it seems that the holidays are really in full swing! During this hectic time of year - between holiday shopping, seeing friends and family and wrapping up a busy work year - there is often little time to sit back and relax. No matter how hectic it is, it's always healthy to take a little time to yourself and enjoy the simple pleasures. A warm cup of hot chocolate topped with mini marshmallows and a festive candy cane is a great place to start in my book!

Hot Chocolate with Mini Marshmallows

Ingredients per mug
1-1/2 to 2 cups of milk
1 tbsp of good quality cocoa powder
1 tbsp of bittersweet chocolate chips
1/4 tsp of vanilla extract
1 candy cane
5 or 6 mini marshmallows

Add the milk to a saucepan on medium high heat. Bring the milk to a high simmer and mix in the vanilla extract. Set aside.

In each mug, add the cocoa and chocolate chips. Slowly whisk in the milk, making sure the mixture is homogeneous as you go.

Garnish with a candy cane and mini marshmallows. Enjoy!

15 comments:

Juanita said...

Sounds delicious. Looks decadent. I really like the styling in that photo - that mug is very cool!

Zee said...

I wish I could grab this hot chocolate mug from my screen and
enjoy it sip by sip while looking at snow falling outside.. This is absolutely lovely! Love hot chocolate with marshmallows.

thelittleloaf said...

Anything with candy cane and little marshmallows on top gets my vote! This looks like a real hug in a mug - the perfect winter warmer :-)

Pat Dohaney said...

Love this photo. My granddaughter, Ryleigh will love to help Gramma make this recipe.
Merry Christmas, everyone.

Chocolate Shavings said...

Juanita: Thank you - it's the perfect holiday mug!

Chocolate Shavings said...

Pat Dohaney: Let me know how it goes - hope you love it!

Susie said...

What a beautiful photo!!! I love a good hot chocolate, especially when it's as pretty as this :) Tomorrow I'm posting a peppermint drink recipe, too (with rum!!)

Sues

We Are Not Martha said...

Oops! I meant to comment using my blog email :)

Sues

Jennifurla said...

that is just what I need this evening, looks fab.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mmmhhh, so comforting and divine! Very stylish too.

Cheers,

Rosa

Chocolate Shavings said...

Rosa's Yummy Yums: thank you!

Lou said...

looks fantastic, absolutely love the idea of adding candy canes to hot chocolate!

Meatloaf said...

Delicious! It's make me hungry :) Thanks a lot for sharing.

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Food Manager Certification Texas said...

This drink really looks Christmas-y and great! I love to sip hot chocolates with those mini marshmallows floating around.

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