Dreamy Hot Cocoa with a snowman straw is perfect for a chilly winter night with the kids. This cocoa recipe is from Paula Deen and it truly lived up to it’s name of “Dreamy”. The straws add a little festive fun for the little ones to enjoy. Let them make and decorate them themselves as the hot cocoa is warming up on the stove. You will never regret the times spent together as a family enjoying a warm cup of cocoa and more important each other!
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
6 1/2 cups hot water
mini marshmallows or whip cream
In a large saucepan combine sweetened condensed milk, cocoa, vanilla extract and salt. Mix well.
Over medium heat, slowly stir in hot water, heat through stirring occasionally. Do Not Boil.
Top with marshmallows or whip cream.
Sip with a snowman straw!
Mini chocolate chips
Icing, red and white.
(Or use whatever you would like to decorate your straw, let the kids be creative)
Push 3 marshmallows on to straw one at a time, cleaning out the hole in the straw each time so it doesn’t clog.
Add eyes, mouth and buttons by putting a little dab of icing where you want to attach each piece.
Add licorice for a scarf.
I put a gummy lifesaver that I already had on the top as a hat.
This is another hot cocoa recipe that is absolutely yummy! I got this recipe from work today and thought I had better try it!
2 cups whip cream
6 cups milk
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
12 oz pkg. white chocolate chips
Put all ingredients into a slow cooker and heat on low for 2 to 2 1/2 hours till melted and hot.
Stir well before serving.
This will serve 10 chilly sledders!