In December, my Aunt hosts an annual Christmas dinner. It’s one of the highlights of the Christmas season! Her food is always so delicious, and her house is decorated beautifully.
This year, after dinner was over, we all gathered in the backyard and were treated to a hot chocolate floats. We stood over her outdoor Cowboy grill and warmed our hands… or sat around her outdoor fireplace.
Gosh, I have the best family.
I had NEVER had hot chocolate floats before, but my aunties all have amazing taste (and are amazing cooks) so I went with it. My husband, poor ol’ soul, had to stay home with a sick kid. Once I came home, I immediately made one for him.
They’ve sort of been going on in our home ever since. I’m going to show you how I made them, though there’s obviously so many routes to making hot chocolate. Pick your favorite and go with it!
You’re Going To Need:
2 C. Cocoa Powder
1 C. Sugar
1/4-1/2 C. Powdered French Vanilla Creamer
Vanilla Ice Cream
Homemade chocolate milk mix can be grainy and weird (Hi, Nesquick), but I’ve come across a little trick that has saved the day! I pour very hot water into the bottom of my cup (about 1 Tablespoon) and then dissolve 2 Tablespoons of my chocolate milk mixture into it… AND THEN add the milk on top. Stir it all together and it’s wonderful.
I use the same trick with my hot chocolate. I heat up about 1 C. of water in the bottom of a sauce pan, and when it gets REALLY hot, I dissolve a heft helping of my cocoa mix (like 2 Cups or so, I don’t mayzure) into it. AND THEN I top it all off with milk (4 cups should do it, more or less to taste).
Heat until it’s nice and warm… or so hot it burns your tongue, whatever tickles your fancy.
And then scoop a heaping heapfull of vanilla ice cream into it.
One sip/bite into and you’ll forget there ever was a life before.