Mar 5, 2010

Snowy Day Hot Chocolate with a Special Message

I know it's a little late in the season for hot chocolate but we are getting a ton of snow here in Utah today.  Over one foot since I went to bed last night.  My husband has been busy working and finishing his last semester at school before he graduates and I wanted him to have a special treat before he left for work again today.  So while he and the kids were out playing in the snow I made him a cup of my special hot chocolate and added a special message to it.  Here's how you do it!

Make your favorite hot cocoa mix. Place a stencil over the filled mug.  Using a fine sifter, add dry cocoa mix, cocoa powder, dry milk or cinnamon to the sifter and gently tap the sifter to leave a fine sprinkling all over the mug.  Lift your stencil and viola!  A sweet message is left behind.

Valerie's Home Made Hot Cocoa Recipe
8 oz milk
2 tsp sugar
1-2 tsp cocoa (more cocoa makes a nice dark, rich cocoa)
pinch of salt
small splash of vanilla

Heat the milk on medium high in sauce pan or high in Microwave.  Stir in dry ingredients and vanilla.  Pour in mug and enjoy!

You can purchase the cocoa stencils here.


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