Jan 7, 2015

How to be Hot

Hot cocoa that is. Ya, I know that that's not exactly what you were hoping for. But frankly I have no idea how to be actually hot, so I went with this. Because I DO know how to make your hot chocolate a bit more good-looking (or good-tasting). I'm currently in the middle of a hot cocoa addiction, and figured I'd share some of the best recipes in my book.

This is the point in time where you recline your chair, put your feet up, and just get really comfortable. Maybe even grab a blanket or something. And once you are done reading the amazing blog post, (wink), you can make some hot cocoa and cuddle up and watch Netflix.

I defiantly didn't make hot chocolate and pull up Netflix just for this photo...that would be weird.

1. Nutella Nourishment
If you are looking for a recipe that is going to warm you form the inside out, this is the one. Although, it is going to require a couple more minutes and steps. One of the other plus sides to this drink is that, at least in my case, I always have the ingredients! That's because all it takes is milk, Nutella, and cinnamon. Cinnamon is a bit more out-there in-terms of having it around the house, or just in your little pantry, but once you buy it, it takes more than a couple batches of hot chocolate to run out. If you know what I mean.

The proper way to prepare this treat is to heat up about a cup and a half of milk. In a separate cup add two heaping scoops of Nutella and sprinkle in a pinch of cinnamon. Pour a little bit less than half of the milk on top of the Nutella, and stir until it's completely smooth. Then add the rest of the milk and continue to stir until there are no clear clumps in the bottom of the cup. Then enjoy!

2. Fancy and French
Is this cocoa actually the french way? I have no idea what-so-ever. But it IS very fancy and if you pretend that it's french and talk with an accent it's just more fun, and that's what life's all about right? To make this drink you are going to start with 8 ounces of chocolate in a small sauce pan and keep it on a low temperature until melted. Once the chocolate is almost completely melted slowly drizzle in two cups of milk, while whisking the chocolate quickly to help combine the mixture emulsify. Then divide into two small cups, (because it's really rich), and enjoy with a crepe and a beret on your head.

Enjoy like the man below, (I added that mug using some super cool photoshop techniques. Adoring fans say, "Wow that's so cool Alexa!") . I don't know why he is wearing onions...

Sorry to all of the normal french people in the world. (original photo from fancydressball)
3. Powder is not just snow
After a long day of skiing and tearing it up, (that was some more hip language for ya,) the last thing that you want to do is hang around your kitchen trying tho concoct some sort of cray cray french thing and the easier way to go is the easy way. Step one buy hot chocolate powder from store. Step two read directions. Step three follow mentioned directions. Step four drink with smile.

So that's about all that you need to know about creating a delicious treat for your tasty buds on your tongue.

Blog ya later fellow quirks.

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