So, as our kids on the East Coast were readying for the storm, I didn't envy them the walk to the store to pick up milk and other supplies, and while I love hot chocolate, snow days still don't appeal to me.
If you are having a snow day, and feeling like making some chocolate, this is one of my favorite recipes. My friend Lora Brody says that hot chocolate should soothe your insides with big chocolate flavor, I say it should leave a large whipped cream mustache, as well! Enjoy!
Totally Awesome Hot Chocolate
1 cup heavy cream
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely grated (don't use chocolate chips, they won't melt---Scharffenberger, Ghirardelli, Callebault, or Guittiard are all great choices here)
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine all the ingredients in a 4-quart saucepan, and heat over low heat, whisking until the chocolate is melted, and simmer for 5 minutes until the chocolate is at serving temperature. Serve the hot chocolate in mugs garnished with whipped cream, marshmallow and candy canes for stirring.