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Homemade Hot Cocoa

Homemade Hot Cocoa

I know it's supposed to start feeling more like Spring, but it dumped nearly a foot of snow here on Friday! My little family bundled up and headed outside to shovel our driveway and play in the snow. Once we were thoroughly worn out and starting to get chilly, we decided to call it quits. And what better way to warm up then with a toasty drink!? We headed back inside and and made our favorite homemade hot cocoa.

❤️With Valentine's Day coming up - this would make the perfect special holiday treat! Keep reading for some festive tips❤️

snow day with kids

This recipe is easy and SO yummy. You probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry. You need: 

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup of water

4 cups of milk

2 teaspoon of vanilla

Mix the dry ingredients together in a saucepan. Add water and bring to a boil for one minute. Add the milk and the vanilla. Heat until preferred temperature is reached. Pour in a mug and enjoy!! 

❤️I recommend adding some pink and red sprinkles or even some heart marshmallows (yes, they are at Target!) to make this delicious cocoa a festive treat for Valentine's Day ❤️

I didn't have heavy whipping cream on hand, BUT here is a quick and easy recipe for homemade whip cream that is delicious (and fool proof) as long as you have everything you need: 

1 cup cold heavy whipping cream 

2 tablespoons of sugar

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla

Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl. Beat on high until it's nice and fluffy. And voilà! You will have the perfect snow day treat! 

easy snow day treat to make with kids

Let us know in the comments if try this recipe! Be sure to check out some other recipes and tips for cooking with kiddos that we have on our Parker Baby Co. Blog.

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