No winter day is nice without hot chocolate. Here's how to make the best and easy hot chocolate from scratch. It's mainly done by guesswork but I'll include the measurements for people that want them. With only a few common ingredients, a pot, and a stove you can make simple and delicious hot chocolate!
Step 1: Ingredients
Most of these ingredients can be found around the house without much trouble.
-Milk (best with 2% or whole)
-Pure Vanilla Extract
Step 2: Pour in the Milk
First off fill your mug about 3/4 full with milk. I'd say about 1 1/2 cups worth. From here pour from the mug to the pot.
Step 3: Add Cocoa Powder
Get about a tablespoon or so or cocoa and put in the pot with the milk. You can add more or less depending on what you like.
Step 4: Add a Drop of Vanilla Extract
Get your pure vanilla extract and put in a drop, and only a drop. You can fill up the cap to get the exact right amount. You only need a tiny bit.
Step 5: Add Sugar
Get about 2 tablespoons of sugar and add it to the mix.
Step 6: Turn on Stove and Stir
Turn your stove on high and start to stir. You want to keep it from getting to a boil. To get the cocoa to mix in, mash it up against the side of the pot with the back of your spoon and rub it in.
Step 7: Time to Pour and Drink
When it seems hot enough to you, (usually when it starts to steam) pour it back into your mug. Add whatever you want, like marshmallows, although i just like mine plain.
Step 8: Enjoy!
Drink up and Enjoy!