Looking for a way to get some enjoyment out of the latest, hopefully the last, snowfall? Need something to help you get over shopping for a bridesmaid's dress? ("Let me see if I can find this in your size. Barb, can you get me this dress off the mother of the bride rack?")
May I suggest hot chocolate?
Hot Chocolate, adapted from a Hershey's recipe (dairy free)
2 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons to 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, depending on how chocolatey you would like it to be
1 cup vanilla soy milk
marshmallows or marshmallow creme, optional*
Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in a large mug. Heat the soy milk in the microwave on high for 90 seconds or until hot. Gradually add hot milk to cocoa mixture in mug, stirring until well blended. Top with marshmallows or marshmallow creme, if desired. Makes one serving.
*I got the idea for using marshmallow creme from a Diane Mott Davidson novel. It's a nice whipped cream-type replacement for dairy-free cocoa.