Although it is February the winter winds are still howling here. In fact it seems as if they will never end. Today will be another day filled with snow and cold, not to mention bone chilling wind chills. Although I would love to stay inside that is not going to be an option today.
But a nice mug of cocoa will be a warm welcome when I return.
Mocha Hot Chocolate
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 cup instant espresso powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup of water
3 cups of milk
1 cup of half and half
Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan, except milk and half and half. Cook over low heat, whisking constantly until cocoa is dissolved and the mixture is a paste. Slowly add the milk and half and half, whisking until small bubbles appear around the edges of the pan, do not boil. Pour into glasses and top with marshmallows.