Mother Nature is treating us to an amazing show…
Amazing colors, crisp weather, and of course, it’s time for hot chocolate! This recipe is adapted from a hot chocolate recipe from Nigella Lawson:
Autumn Hot Chocolate
- 2 cups skim milk
- 3 1/2 ounces best-quality chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk)
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons dark rum (or to taste)
- marshmallows (optional)
Pour the milk and chocolate chips into a saucepan. Add the honey and a cinnamon stick to the mixture and heat gently until the chocolate is melted.
Add the vanilla and mix and stir in the rum. Taste to see if you want your hot chocolate a little stronger, or add more honey if you want it sweeter, too. Take out the cinnamon stick and pour into 2 cappuccino or caffe latte cups.