Friday, March 09, 2007

Hot Chocolate

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
dash salt
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.


  1. Oh, I also forgot to add (on my comment on your previous post) that the RULE at Ben's school is "NO home-made treats!" because of, hepatitis. (?!) So any birthday party, any snacks, must all be store bought. Like "Store bakery cupcakes are ok, but not any from your dirty, disease infested home kitchen!" I can't recall a single case of hepatitis from my childhood years of treats provided by 'room mothers'. Oh well, the times, they are a changin'.

  2. Just read this after I answered your other comment. Hee hee. *That's* the reason I'll tell Katherine's teacher to use from now on.

  3. Only if she recites that sentence verbatim! (*grin*)

  4. HA! You have to imagine that being said in a soft-spoken, sweet, preschool teacher voice.

  5. This is delicious. I have heated the dark chocolate almond silk also...delicious!!