Recipe by Stickee Bear
I made up this recipe because I thought the hot chocolate I usually have was a little bit bland. I recommend adding more milk if it tastes to strong to you. Your personal touch is encouraged! If you would rather have it coffee-free, go ahead! You could also use apple pie spice (haven't tried it, but it may taste good) or your favorite extracts.
Top Review by Mia in Germany
Wonderfully warming and comforting hot chocolate! Instead of almond extract I added 1 tablespoon almond butter to my watery rice milk, so I got a real creamy drink. Thanks for posting! Made for Comfort Cafe Snowqueen's Round 2010.
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄8 teaspoon almond extract
- 4 1⁄2 cups milk (I use soy milk because I'm lactose-intolerant so either will work)
- 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder
Directions See How It's Made
- FOR MICROWAVE:.
- Stir ingredients together as well as you can in a large microwavable cup.
- Microwave cup with ingredients in this order (stirring in between): 25 sec., 35 sec., 15 sec.
- Happy drinking!
- FOR STOVETOP:.
- Heat up milk in 2 quart sauce pan on medium-low.
- When milk is warm, add liquids. Stir.
- Add all the dry ingredients, but start with the cocoa powder and WHISK constantly to get all the clumps out.
- When desired temperature is reached, pour into mug and drink!