The last three months have been absolutely demanding and I have definitely been swept away by the strong winds. To do lists of things and still counting had me exhausted in more ways than I can describe in one blog post. I have realized that, things are never going to slow down until I remember to take a deep breathe and live in the moment. I am now catching up on a lot of things that needed my attention.
They say spending time with nature at least 15 min a day, can change ones mood for quite a bit in a good way. I do a lot of work in the front and backyard for the weekends usually, never have I noticed this beautiful tree right outside my window with green leaves and red fruits in clusters. Such a pretty thing to look at, it felt like a giant Christmas tree with red ornaments, right outside my window 🙂 There is so much beauty in our day today lives, and all we have to do is stop and smell the roses.
It was a Sunday morning. I told the husband, if he would like a hot cup of chocolate, he said sure why not. I had all the ingredients right in my pantry and fridge except the marshmallows. So we went and got some mini marshmallows. I was planning to make just the vanilla flavored hot chocolate, but was curious as to what if I add coffee to it. Will the two flavors compete or will something delicious come out of it ? I made the hot chocolate and finished shooting. We moved to the couch with our warm mugs of hot chocolate. The next half an hour was pure cocoa bliss. Absolute silence interrupted by the ocassions. I was right, the final splash of vanilla seals the deal and makes every sip much more enjoyable.
- 4 cups Whole milk
- 4 Tablespoon Coconut sugar
- 3 Tablespoon Cocoa powder
- 3 Tablespoon Milk powder
- 1 Tablespoon Instant Coffee
- ½ Tsp Vanilla extract
- Marshmallows as needed
I do one Christmas ornament a year. And this year it is this 🙂 simple and traditional glass ornament.
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- Serves 2-3
- Cook time 3-5 min
- Prep time 5 min
- Passive time 3-5 min
- Recipe level Easy
- Spice level 0 (On a scale of 1 to 6)
- Shelf life 1- 2 days
- Serving suggestion Warm / Hot
In a deep pot, heat milk on medium heat.
Use a fine sieve, add milk powder, sugar and cocoa powder.
Add instant coffee powder, mix well.
Add vanilla extract.
Serve hot !
- If the hot chocolate is too thick for your taste dilute it by add some more water or milk.
- Adjust the sweetness level to your preference.
This drink is this easy to make, and has a casual feel to it 🙂 doesn’t it ? It could also easily be dressed up a bit, with a dollop of fresh whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocao powder if you prefer.
Give yourself the priceless gift of simple joys and begin the end of this year with a warm heart and a hot chocolate mug in your hands 🙂 Happy December !