Happy Hot Chocolate

It’s been a year exactly since I started this blog so I’m trying to celebrate. When I think celebration, I think of drinks and the “cheers” motion. But I have been feeling a little down lately and I’m not in the celebrating mood. So what better way to cheer myself up/cheers with myself? Hot chocolate. It’s a drink and I can physically do the cheers motion with it and also CHOCOLATE.

This would have been more ideal if I had red wine at home, because I could have made my red wine hot chocolate again but alas, I don’t have any wine at home. But I have another secret ingredient 😉 Not so secret or special but evaporated milk in hot chocolate just makes it that much better. It’s really going the extra mile.


Anyways, let’s get to making the kitchen smell wonderful!


  • 3 cups water
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 can evaporated milk


  1. Whisk the water, cocoa powder and sugar in a medium-sized saucepan, over medium heat. When everything has combined evenly, reduce the heat and let simmer for 7 . Whist occassionally
  2. Stir in the evaporated milk and let simmer for two minutes then serve

Fancy Homemade Hot Chocolate


Although it doesn’t feel like winter, being 4 degrees out and all I still want to do winter-y things- Like play in the snow (WHICH THERE IS NONE OF), or wear my cute winter outfits (BUT I CAN’T BECAUSE IT’S TOO WARM FOR THAT). But I guess the only winter-y thing I can do right now is cuddle in bed with my study sheet and drink hot chocolate. At least I can make it fancy and drink it with a candy cane!


Also the mixture before you add any liquid kind of looks like a constellation:


This totally cheered me up! Wish me luck on my midterm tomorrow! 🙂

Serves: 4


  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup baking cocoa
  • Dash salt
  • ⅓ cup hot water
  • 4 whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sweetened whipped cream (optional)


  1. Stir sugar, cocoa, and salt in a saucepan. Add in hot water and bring to a boil over medium heat. As it’s boiling, keep stirring for two minutes
  2. Add milk and warm the mixture for five minutes while stirring
  3. Remove mixture from heat and stir in vanilla
  4. Top with whipped cream because marshmallows are over rated.