My sister is in her Block 4 of student teaching, and she is going at about 100 mph for 14 hours out of the day, everyday. The school where she is student teaching is also a 45 minute drive, so she is at max capacity right now. She tried to drink coffee to help get her going in the mornings, but she hates it. So last night we made homemade dark chocolate hot chocolate for her to reheat before she drove to school this morning. It was out of control good, and I will never be able to drink the powdered stuff again. She even saved me a cup, which I look forward to sipping this afternoon at work!
Dark Chocolate Hot Chocolate
Makes a little over 2 cups
2 cups milk (we used skim and it worked just fine)
1/4 cup water
1/6 cup sugar (about 2.5 tablespoons)
1/8 cup cocoa (we used Hershey's Special Dark) (2 tablespoons)
Throw everything into a pot, stir to combine, heat at medium heat until boiling.
That's it, and your house will smell lovely and chocolaty. I think there were some directions about combining something first, but the policy in our house is "it all gets combined eventually anyway," so we just threw it all in at once and stirred. I know the powdered mixes for hot chocolate are terrible for you, so I was surprised to see that this really isn't horrible for you. If you wanted to make it healthier you could cut down on the sugar. The cocoa only has 5 calories a tablespoon, and the skim milk is fat free.