Hailey’s Hot Cocoa (All That’s Unspoken)
Making hot cocoa from scratch is one of those things that has been “made easier” by little white envelopes of instant powder. But Hailey (From All That’s Unspoken) knows that some things in life are better when we put forth a little effort, and that’s especially true for a cup of instant heaven. It has the power to soothe a heartache, warm a body and heart, and chase away the monsters from a little girl’s dream.
Even though, when pressed, Hailey kept her secret ingredient from Nate, she has decided to share it with all of you here at Jenna Rutland’s Fork it up Friday.
(Below the recipe is the excerpt from All That’s Unspoken where the cocoa first appears.)
Peppermint Hot Cocoa
1/4 cup cream
1 Tbsp sugar
1 1/4 cup whole milk
1/2 tsp cocoa
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels
A dash or two of peppermint oil (depending on taste) or replace ½ of the semi-sweet chocolate for chocolate mints
Toppings: marshmallows or whip cream and broken candy cane chips
Add cream, sugar, milk and peppermint oil to a small sauce pan over medium heat and bring to a boil.
Remove from the heat and add cocoa, morsels and chocolate mints (If didn’t use peppermint oil) to the saucepan.
Whisk until everything is melted and smooth.
Pour into mugs and top with marshmallows or whip cream and then add pieces of a broken candy cane.