I hate winter.
Yep. I live in Canada, and I hate winter.
I hate the cold. I hate how dry the air is. I hate the short days. I hate how expensive good quality winter wear is. Honestly, I could go on, but I won’t.
Despite all of this hatred, though, there are a few things I can love about this season. I love that my mom made me some hand-knitted socks to keep my feet warm. They’re super cute and cozy. I love snow days. I love hot apple cider after a day of skating. I absolutely love the smell of a wood burning stove against the crisp winter air (someone in my neighborhood must have one, because I often catch a whiff on my way home from work, and it is deeelightful!)
And boy do I ever love white hot cocoa! It’s probably my most favorite thing about winter, and it’s so super simple and quick to make at home that I can have it any time I want!
The recipe I used calls for “good quality” chocolate, but honestly, I just used leftover white chocolate wafers. Last year, I used leftover chocolate letters. Being that I’m not a chocolate connoisseur, I really can’t tell the difference! I also kept things simple and left out the garnishes from the original recipe, but that’s just my preference.
So, let’s get cookin’!
Just a funny little side note: If you do not serve immediately, and if you so happen to like drinking your hot chocolate out of a jar, the chocolate will actually solidify around the rim, allowing you to turn the jar completely upside down. Pretty neat stuff!