Hullo bears & not-a-bears. As you know, I have been super hard at work supervising the bathroom reno. Now, it is time for payment!
But... instead of using a packet of Starbucks hot chocolate, we are going to make our own! Yup... apparently it can be done... I found a recipe online... Let's see how good it is. You need cocoa, sugar, milk and vanilla extract.
Mama had two bottles of vanilla extract... except one was rum extract... I rather wanted to try that one but Mama said "No!". Sigh...
So... first you pour a bit of water (next time use milk) in a glass measuring cup. About 2 tablespoons, give or take.
Add 2 tablespoons of Cocoa.
Then add sugar... the recipe said 2 Tablespoons, but we went with 1.5 and it was still good.
Now, stir it up good... you want to make a slurry/syrup of all that cocoa and sugar goodness.
Then you nuke it for about 30 seconds.
Take it out and add 1.5 cups of milk to the measuring cup. Yes... we started with a small measuring cup and then had to transfer the cocoa mix to the bigger one. Next time... just use the 2 cup measuring cup!
And then you nuke it for 3 minutes... while you decide... vanilla or rum..
Then you put a few drops (not a lot) of the extract in your mug...
There it is!
And wait for your hot cocoa... sigh....
Hmmm... I just realized, my Starbucks mug will probably be too small... so I switched to a bigger mug.
There you go!! Stir it up nicely again and have a sip. Mmmmmmm..... Mama and I both rate this at 9/10!