When we were kids my Mom always warmed us up after playing in the snow with some hot cocoa. Still to this day every time my kids go out to play I fix them some hot cocoa. Just warms you right up. I usually just use the little packets of cocoa but I had been wanting to make some from scratch for a while. We had been teased for days with the news that we were getting anywhere from 2 to 6 inches of snow. We had rain for days prior to the snow and finally it started to snow on Thursday evening. My daughter was so excited she could hardly stand it. She kept saying school was going to be cancelled on Friday. She even woke up at 2 am wandering around the house wondering why morning was taking so long to get here. Poor little baby was disappointed when she had to go to school. They had a two hour delay but I didn't have time to let her go out to play before school because I had to go to work at 8:30. Her Daddy did take her out to the bus a little earlier and she got to throw some snow balls at her brother and our kitties. That satisfied her but I still feel we all needed a snow day. When we were little I remember getting so much snow every year. As time has gone by we have less and less snow. I pray we get a little more this year, either on a weekend or enough that we all can stay home and enjoy it. I snapped a few pictures of her snowman I helped her make. Poor thing, there wasn't enough snow left to make a big one.
Notice the two front teeth missing on my little munchkin, Santa forgot to bring them to her for Christmas!
She named him Frosty....ain't he cute?
She was super excited to come in and enjoy a cup of this to warm her up. I added a little something special with some marshmallows and some chocolate syrup. I hope you get to try this soon. You will not want those little packets again!
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa (I used Hershey's)
1/3 cup hot water
4 cups milk
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
Mix sugar, cocoa, and salt in saucepan, stir in water. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils, boil and stir two minutes. Stir in milk and heat. DO NOT BOIL. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Serve with your favorite toppings.
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