Anyway, we didn't have any hot chocolate mix in the house so naturally I panicked and cried like a hungry angry baby until I remembered that I did have a few key ingredients on hand. The end result was hands down the best hot chocolate I've ever had. Maybe it was just because any hot chocolate would do. Maybe it was just because it wasn't made from a pre-packaged mix. Either way, I'm excited to make more of this in the future because it was so simple.
I don't exactly have a recipe because (sorry, Grandma) I never ever measure anything. Measuring stuff takes way too much time and this was a legit emergency. One day I'll painstakingly take the time to get the proper measurements and write them down but today is not that day. So here is what I did, a guide if you will, for yummy hot chocolate:
I only made enough for one (waste not, want not) so I measured out a mug-full of milk and poured it into a small pan. I added a handful of milk chocolate chips. I'm sure white or dark chocolate would work as well but I was going for the classic. I whisked it constantly as the milk heat up because I didn't want the milk or chocolate to burn on the bottom on the pan. I added a bit of cinnamon, probably 1/4 teaspoon or so, and juuuuust a pinch of salt.
I'm telling you this hot chocolate was perfect. It was really yummy.
I called Phil to tell him of my amazing discovery and then he reminded me that we DID have hot chocolate. Haha. Ah well.
P.S. - Merry Christmas Eve to this side of the world! (Sorry, USA, that's tomorrow for you folks. We're already having fun over here.)