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Hot Cocoa For One


Hey all! I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with joy and mashed potatoes.  Although, to be fair, joy and mashed potatoes are kind of the same thing, aren’t they?  🙂

Well, now that Thanksgiving is behind us it’s time to go full throttle on Christmas.  Looking outside the window yesterday I saw two different cars go by with Christmas trees.  If that doesn’t make you festive and ready to put on some Christmas tunes, I don’t know what will.

And what could be better to have while you’re trimming your Christmas tree than a nice mug of hot cocoa?  I know my last post was also hot chocolate, but darn it, I can’t help myself.  It’s just too good.  😉


And this hot cocoa is totally different than the last one.  This is hot cocoa for one.  When you think of it hot chocolate for one is a perfect idea because if people are picky and want their own special add-ins, they can make it just the way they want it.  And nobody gets stuck with something they don’t like.  And then you also don’t have to roll your eyes at the really picky person who doesn’t want what everyone else wants.  You know what I’m talking about.  It’s just like getting pizza delivered.  I hate when you’re with a group of people and you’re going to have a pizza delivered.  I’m always the person who says I’m fine with everything because if I really don’t like something I’ll pick it off or just deal with it.  But there are always a few people who NEVER want what the rest of the group wants.  The green pepper hater, perhaps…or the one who will ONLY eat Canadian bacon.

So feel free to be as picky as you want in this particular instance.  Because this is YOUR mug of hot cocoa.  This is YOUR mug of happy.  But just remember not to be this way when you’re ordering pizza with a crowd, because yes, we are all silently judging you.  🙂

Happy snacking!


(From a hot cocoa recipe for one on Epicurious)

Hot Chocolate For One
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar, depending on taste
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup milk, half and half, cream, or your favorite milk alternative
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  1. Mix the cocoa, sugar, salt, and 2 tbsp milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring until everything is dissolved and combined.
  2. When everything is mixed, add in remaining milk and stir.
  3. Continue to cook until cocoa is hot.
  4. Remove from heat and add vanilla.


{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice November 29, 2016, 7:13 am

    I am getting so excited for Christmas! My decorations are up and I’m full on Christmas mode now. And this hot chocolate is just what I need to enjoy the season. Love that it only makes one serving, perfect for me!

    • Amanda November 29, 2016, 1:35 pm

      Thank you so much, Gayle!

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