Thursday, December 4, 2008

Some things just go together !

You know how some things just go together? Like uh, peanut butter and jelly, biscuits and gravy, fried chicken and mashed "taters", hummus and khubz, roz and laban, cold weather and HOT CHOCOLATE !! Oh yea !!'s not like I'm a chocoholic, but Desert Girl sent me a recipe yesterday for chocolate cake that you actually make in a cup (mug) and in the microwave no less! OMG it was awesome !! Between the cake in the mug and my big mug of hot chocolate this morning, I am on a sugar high from hell, folks. LOL

Nehoo, thought I would share a couple of recipes for the hot chocolate with ya. Hope you enjoy it.

Real Hot Chocolate


1 cup sugar (or to taste)
1/2 cup cocoa
pinch of salt
2/3 cup hot water
8 cups milk
1 1/2 tsp.s vanilla extract


1. Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in sauce pan. Stir to mix.
2. Slowly stir in the water. Boil and stir 2 minutes.
3. Stir in the milk, DO NOT let it boil. Remove from the burner and add
vanilla or a pinch of cinnamon.

This makes quite a bit of cocoa, but you can always save it for later and just re-heat it. Yummy Yummy.

Now, if you don't wanna do it the "ole fashion" way, I got a recipe for "instant hot chocolate".

Creamy Instant Hot Chocolate


2 cups nonfat dry milk
2-3 cups powdered sugar (or to taste)
1 cup unsweetened powdered cocoa
2 cup non-dairy powdered coffee creamer
dash of salt


1. Combine all of the ingredients, mix until well blended.
2. Store in an air-tight container.

To make Hot Cocoa..

Spoon approx 1/3 cup (about 4 tbs.'s or according to taste) of mix into a large mug. Fill with boiling water. Stir. Top with marshmallows.


Try sprinkling cinnamon on your hot cocoa.
Use French Vanilla creamer in place of regular. Adjust the amount of powdered sugar though. French Vanilla is very sweet.

Throw another log on the fire and enjoy, my friends.

~ Amirah ~

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