We’re Minnesotans. We know what winter looks like, and how hard it can be. We’ve lived through the crazy snow drifts and the negative temperatures. We’ve dealt with frozen car doors and impossibly dense snow. We’ve lived through the Polar Vortex…twice, is it? And we still live here. Crazy, aren’t we?
Sure, sometimes we all ask ourselves why, and dream of becoming Florida snowbirds, but we don’t really mean it. And while many of us would jump at the chance to get away briefly in the winter (say…late January?!), there’s still something about the snowy winter wonderland we know we love. The snowy branches, fuzzy mittens, and snow angels are just part of what we love about this state.
And along with all that snow comes hot chocolate.
Hot chocolate is one of the tricks to surviving winter. We get through the frozen tundra of Minnesota by snuggling up in our super warm blankets, getting out a good book, and drinking hot chocolate. Lots of hot chocolate.
When we make hot chocolate, we want it to be the best. And we’re pretty sure you do, too. If we are going to drink something with that much sugar and fat, it better be tasty sugar and fat! But usually, hot chocolate recipes are super complicated and hard to follow. So we made our own! It’s simple, easy to make, and absolutely delicious.