Picture it…you’re a kid, it’s been snowing all night long, and you wake up to the announcement of a snow day, what’s better? Then you go outside to sled for hours and it’s not until you step inside, take off your boots and coat that you realize how freezing you’ve been while outside sledding. Luckily your mom or dad has made the only thing that will defrost you…a giant mug of hot chocolate!
We went up to New Hampshire to ski this past weekend (well I didn’t ski, of course) and instead of hitting the slopes, I hit the kitchen and made everyone a little après ski hot chocolate – S’MORES hot chocolate! It’s a fun twist on hot chocolate without being much extra work at all.
First, get your hot chocolate going. I use unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar, and milk – bring to a simmer stove top.
Then, prepare your mugs but rimming them with crushed graham crackers.
Then, toast your marshmallows. If your mugs are oven safe, pour the hot chocolate into the rimmed mug and place 2 or 3 marshmallows on top. Put in an oven pre-heated to broil and toast the marshmallows for a few minutes, watch them!
If your mugs aren’t oven proof, place the marshmallows in a baking pan and place under the broiler and toast, watch them and when they’re at your desired toasted-ness scoop them out of the plan on top of your hot chocolate. Clearly I like my marshmallows crunchy!
Ennnnnnjoy – this drink is gooey and delish!