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Friday, January 3, 2014

Single Serving Parisian Style Hot Chocolate ~ For After Snowstorms


No doubt you've heard that the Northeast just got clobbered by snowstorm Hercules. These names get more dramatic each year! There was a lot of snow and we're still having bitter cold, so maybe the drama of Hercules is warranted.

This kind of dramatic cold deserves an equally dramatic drink. Preferably chocolate.

A few days ago, I read an article about local hot chocolate spots around Boston. There are many that I want to try. Then earlier today, I saw a recipe for Parisian Hot Chocolate.

Why not make my own home one of the best local spots around Boston for hot chocolate? It's cheaper and I won't have to venture out into the tundra that I now suddenly live in. I adapted the recipe to make it single serving and made a few additional changes as well.

This hot chocolate is very rich, chocolaty, sweet and creamy. It 's not something to have everyday. Even though it's a drink, it's a dessert too.

On a night when the wind chill is already 10 below zero and dropping, it makes a nice warm-up. Plus it's very quick. I'll definitely be making this again. Hope you'll try it too!

Single Serving Parisian Style Hot Chocolate

Ingredients + Instructions

2/3 cup vanilla almond milk
1/3 cup Half + Half (milk + cream)
4 T unsweetened cocoa powder
3 T packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Place ingredients in a microwave safe mug. Whisk until well combined. Microwave for about 2 1/2 minutes. Top with whipped cream. Enjoy!


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7 comments:

Esme said...

sounds perfect for a cold day. Happy New Year.

Lisa Johnson said...

esme - Happy New Year to you! : )

Be-Quoted.com said...

I could use a mug of this RIGHT now! Very good looking.

Jessica @ Independent Travel Cats said...

Love Paris and hot chocolate. This looks great.

Stopping by from SITS link up!

Lisa Johnson said...

be-quoted - Thank you! Hope you try it. Very quick and easy to make!

jessica - Appreciate your visit and kind words too!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Sounds delicious!

Lisa Johnson said...

midnight cowgirl - Love your name and thanks for commenting!

 
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