|Warm Wishes sticker from Martha Stewart|
It's not Christmas without a cup of the proverbial hot chocolate (or iced cocoa in my case).
Spice Kissed Hot or Cold Cocoa Mix
1/2 cup vanilla sugar
2/3 cup good quality cocoa powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 star anise
mini marshmallows (optional)
hershey kisses (optional)
whipped cream (optional)
Sift together all dry ingredients and mix well. Blend in the star anise. Transfer to dry container.
To make individual cup of hot/cold chocolate bring one cup of milk to a simmer. Stir in 2 tablespoon of cocoa mix. Mix well and bring back to simmer. Add mini marshmallows if served hot. To make a cold drink, add crushed ice and a add a dollop of whipped cream. Add a pinch of cinnamon. Top with a Hershey kiss.
Recipe adapted from Christmas Family Gatherings by Donata Maggipinto