It's cold here in Kentucky. I mean slap-you-in-the-face, knock-the-wind-out-of-you cold. It makes me want to curl up with a nice warm drink. But since I don't drink coffee and making tea is hit or miss for me, hot chocolate is my friend. I meant to write about this creamy hot chocolate mix back in December because it makes a great homemade Christmas gift, but I figured that now is really the perfect time to actually relax and drink a nice warm cup of cocoa. Plus, and this may be the main reason for this post... I found these cute strawberry and vanilla heart shaped marshmallows, so I just had to use them!
It's great to make a big batch and then have it ready to just add to a cup of hot milk. And, if you still want to give it as a gift, there is always Valentine's Day. Just be sure to store it in an airtight container. I ever so slightly adapted this recipe from the Brown Eyed Baker blog. (I added 1/2 cup more powdered sugar.) You can find her recipe here!