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Merry Christmas!

Busy busy busy. That’s how I have felt the last several days. Holidays, man! It’s been a good busy, though. I stayed up way too late making chocolate truffles on Friday night. Early breakfast with my best friends on Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve night with my grandparents. This morning I gave my mother the gift of my presence at her church and now I’m finally sitting down to round out our Twelve Days of Cocoa.

This hot cocoa would be considered “sipping chocolate” by some and a ridiculous indulgence by others. It is so thick and rich that if you’re not a chocolate lover like me you’ll want to serve it in small espresso cups instead of regular mugs.

I hope you are all spending quality time with the people you love the most. The holiday you celebrate (or don’t celebrate), the day on which it falls, the madness of the season, whatever you’re doing today and for the final week of this year. It doesn’t matter as long as you’re with those that make you happy and make you feel loved and whole.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hot Cocoa to you from Daisy!

Crazy Chocolate Lover’s Indulgent Hot Cocoa

1 1/4 Cups Whole Milk
3/4 Cup Heavy Cream
1/2 Cup Sugar
4 Ounces Bittersweet Chocolate (or semisweet if you like it sweeter)
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

-Chop chocolate into small pieces
-Place all ingredients in a saucepan
-Heat over medium to low heat until chocolate is melted and drink is hot
-Do not boil
-Stir constantly, scraping side and bottom of pot with a rubber spatula
-Serve immediately. This will thicken as it cools

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