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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Holidays and Hot Cocoa

As the holidays draw closer, they bring up many things.One: Beautiful Atlanta weather. Two: Delicious waistline-expanding eats (We can worry about exercising in January...) Three: Parties. All of which make for a busy caterer.
From the decorating, to the treats, to the joining together of family and friends, I can honestly say that it is the best time of year. And while I grew up in Wisconsin where the cold is much more intense, I can still appreciate a warm, creamy cup of Hot Cocoa in the mild Atlanta weather. I must say this is a few steps harder than the "just add water" kind with the hardened freeze dried marshmallows (No judgment if that's what you prefer!) but if you really want to impress the crowd and get the opportunity to break out the blow torch, I highly suggest you try this recipe.

1 (14oz.) can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
½ Cup of unsweetened cocoa
1 ½ teaspoons  vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 ½ cups hot water
Marshmallow Topping*
Combine all ingredients except marshmallows in a 2 quart glass measuring cup.  Microwave on high 8-10 minutes – stirring every 3 minutes.  Top with marshmallow.

Please excuse me while I go take a nap after the excessive amount of marshmallow topping  that I just ingested.....

For more Holiday recipes click here.

For Holiday party ideas click here.

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