Our house was a bit on the chilly side this St. Patrick’s Day afternoon. And so my daughter and I decided to make some hot chocolate. And, given our honey obsession, we adapted the Hershey’s Cocoa recipe to make special Honey Hot Chocolate. It was yummy and I wanted to share!
In most recipes, substitute 1/2 as much honey as sugar by volume. I wanted this to be extra sweet and so I substituted 1/3 cup honey for 1/2 cup sugar.
1/3 cup Honey
2 T Hershey’s Cocoa Powder
1/3 cup Hot Water
1 1/3 cup Powdered Milk
4 cups Water
3/4 t Vanilla Extract (I forgot this once and it was still yummy)
1 handfull chocolate chips (optional)
Mix honey, cocoa, salt, and powdered milk in a saucepan. Add 1/3 cup hot water. Wisk it well if you want the yummy froth on top. Cook and stir over medium heat until hot. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Ladel into cups. Add a few chocolate chips to each cup.
Variation: I also make this with a drop of peppermint essential oil to make mint hot chocolate. Yum! Cinnamon is sounding pretty tempting too.