Jan 7, 2014


Hot Chocolate is a winter time staple. It is turning out to be a  SUPER COLD winter in Atlanta (9 degrees today!) - so warm beverages are getting a lot of play in the Hilliard house. Having this homemade hot chocolate on hand at a moments notice has been one of the tricks up my sleeve this season.

The kiddos had cabin fever this past week and so we bundled up in hats and scarves and mittens and went on a great ICE HUNT (finding all of the frozen rain and then chucking it over the back deck like maniacs)!  After this little adventure I helped warm those frozen fingers and toes with hot chocolate. For some reason I have marshmallows galore and went bananas on the amount of candy canes this christmas so we had enough leftovers to send these munchkins in to sugar over drive. It happens. And it was GOOD.

  • 3 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups cocoa (I use the Trader Joe's brand)
  • 1 tablespoon table salt
  • Whole milk for serving

In a large bowl, combine sugar, cocoa, and salt, and whisk to combine well. Store the mixture in an airtight container.


Warm the milk in a saucepan set over medium-low heat, taking care not to let the milk boil; as it warms, stir in 2 tablespoons of mix for each cup of milk.  

This mix should keep all winter if stored in an airtight container.

p.s. I also keep Trader Joes Apple Cider on hand. Throw it in my little dutch oven (or the crock pot) with some cinnamon sticks on low and YUM all day.. And the house smells SO GOOD.



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