Hot Chocolate Day

Many people in the U.S. are recovering from the snowy blast and blizzard conditions these past few days. Stay warm and safe inside your home, if you can, and add a cup of hot chocolate, and a good book to your afternoon and evening.

I’ve searched for a good hot chocolate recipe, keeping in mind that the perfect hot chocolate needs bittersweet chocolate and unsweetened cocoa. Remember that milk is sweet on its own, so you don’t need more sugar. Also, strive for a balance between sweet and bitter.

hot chocolate

The following recipe has been adapted from Bon Appetit:

4 cups milk (preferably whole)

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 cup sugar

4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

pinch of salt

marshmallows and whipped cream

Directions: Combine milk, cocoa and sugar in heavy saucepan. Over medium heat, whisk frequently, then add chocolate until melted. Add salt and simmer. Whisk until frothy. Serve hot and enjoy!

Please share your perfect hot chocolate recipe below. Mine used to be boiling hot water and a hot chocolate packet. Hah!

Author Josie Riviera lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband of 40 years. They share their empty nest with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and an old house forever needing renovations.

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Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and live in an old house forever needing renovations. Send her an email at:
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8 Responses to Hot Chocolate Day

  1. nitethyme says:

    I’m glad there’s no snow in S. TX, but the hot chocolate recipe sounds very nice. Good luck with your new book, Josie! Linda

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Debby Grahl says:

    Sounds delicious! Hope you’re okay in NC.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Josie says:

    Hi Linda, There’s an inch of snow left on the ground, in the Charlotte, NC, area, but most everything is canceled.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Josie says:

    Hi Debby, We are great in NC, although most everyone has cabin fever. Hope you’re OK where you are.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. bethtrissel says:

    Lovely cover, delicious recipe. We got clobbered by snow in the Shenandoah Valley.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Josie says:

    Beth, I assumed you may have been clobbered by snow. Several schools in the Charlotte, NC, area are still closed today.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. marymarvella says:

    YUM! You are welcome to the snow!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Josie says:

    LOL, thanks MM!


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