I’ll admit that growing up, I’m not sure I knew that “homemade” hot chocolate existed. I was a big fan of the powdered stuff in the packets. We made it with milk, instead of water, for a special treat.
Last holiday, when my girls were close to four, I wanted to introduce them to the romantic notion of hot cocoa. Instead of perpetuating my family’s “tradition”, though, I took to the internet, and I lucked into this great recipe.
It’s quick and easy, and oh-so-good. And while it’s not exactly health food, I feel comfortable making it for my girls as a very special treat.
From allrecipes.com, as written:
(I’ve found that half a recipe is just perfect for the three of us.)
For the grand introduction to the girls, I found the cutest espresso mugs that are just their size. I love seeing their eyes alight, their little hands grasping their mugs, and a marshmallow mustache when they’re all done.
MandyE is mom to fraternal twin girls, soon-to-be five years old. She blogs about their adventures, and her journey through motherhood, at Twin Trials and Triumphs.