Last weekend, my parents and I spent our Saturday helping my sister and Brent decorate their new home for their first Christmas.
And boy did we go all out! Digging through boxes of ornaments, oohing and ahhing over them as they are revealed, untangling lights, rehanging the lights twice, hanging each ornament perfectly, and stringing bell door hangers is exhausting though. So, all of that hard work called for a mid-hot cocoa break!
|Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree!|
Thank you Brent for sharing this classic recipe with me and all my readers! Happy holidays to everyone!!
ESPRESSO HOT COCOA
Makes 5 9-oz servings
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup Hershey's or Ghiradelli cocoa powder
1/3 cup hot water
4 cups skim milk
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
4 shots espresso
Dash of cinnamon
Marshmallows or chocolate log to garnish (optional)
1. Whisk together cocoa, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan. Stir in water. Heat over medium until boiling. Add milk, continue whisking together and remove all lumps. Do not let boil or the milk will burn.
2. Remove from heat and add vanilla, espresso and cinnamon. Using a handheld foamer, create a slight froth.
3. Pour into 5 mugs and top with garnish of your choice. Turn on your favorite holiday movie and enjoy!!
|Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house|
Not a creature was stirring, not even the dog.