Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Cold Winter Night and a Warm Drink

The first snow storm of 2012 has arrived in the beautiful southern state of Kentucky. Main Street in Keeneston is bare of its favorite citizens as they cuddle up on the couch to watch the snow blanketing the town. The Rose Sisters are making homemade hot chocolate to ward off the chill and to sip as they snuggle in for the night. So, light the fireplace, grab a book, and dig out your favorite mug for hot chocolate and lets join them!
Southern Living posted a new Gingerbread Cocoa Recipe this past month and I have been waiting for the perfect time to try it out. Tonight, with the snow falling, is the perfect time!

What we need:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons apple pie spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 gal. milk
  • Garnish: miniature marshmallows
What we do:
  1. Whisk together first 4 ingredients in a 6-qt. Dutch oven until blended; gradually whisk in milk.
  2. Cook mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Transfer to a 6-qt. slow cooker, and keep warm on LOW. Garnish, if desired.

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