The temps started dropping last week and with several things going on the next couple of weeks involving a lot of work outside the first thing the kids requested was that I learn to make 'Grandma's Hot Chocolate' - my reaction was 'fine, if my Swiss Miss isn't good enough for you' and they said 'it's not'!!!!
So I called Mom expecting some long concoction of ingredients to pre-mix but what I got was this:
"Well I have had so many different recipes over the years but what I currently use is my favorite!"
Prepared with my pen and paper, saying a small prayer that I had all the ingredients on hand and (I won't lie) a slight roll of my eyes at the prospect of a trip to the grocery store- I braced myself for the recipe!
"Dove chocolate squares!"
"Just heat your milk up, drop in however many Dove chocolate squares you want, stir and you have the best hot chocolate ever - oh and if you are going to blog this secret could you at least try to get me a lifetime supply of Dove Chocolate"
Now what she didn't verbally express in our conversation is an unwritten (and obviously unspoken) ingredient that always goes in my Mom's hot chocolate:
A DIP OF VANILLA ICE CREAM
there you have it folks-let's be honest, pretty much doesn't matter what the base recipe is for hot chocolate - you add a dip of ice cream and you have put it over the top!
Topped with cow sprinkles makes it even yummier!
My Mom's Hot ChocolateIngredients:
Dove Chocolate Squares (Milk Chocolate or Dark Chocolate-your choice)
vanilla ice cream
sprinkles - optional
Heat your milk up (microwave or stovetop), pour into a mug and add as many or as little Dove Chocolate squares as you desire-stir to melt chocolate and combine with milk.
Top with a dip of vanilla ice cream and sprinkles!