Amber’s Fluffy Hot Cocoa

{Written by Amber}

Well, with all of this cold weather… Actually, hasn’t been that cold here, but after reading on Facebook about the ice/snow storms back in Missouri, I instantly started craving some hot chocolate!

I decided to experiment and make up my own version of hot cocoa… And boy did it turn out good! My friend Amanda recently showed me how to make lattes using a French press! (Click here for her directions.) I decided to tweak her idea a little to make some amazing, fluffy hot cocoa.

What you need (makes one serving):
A French press
3/4 cup water
2T cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
Your desired form of sweetener (sugar, honey, agave, etc.)

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Heat your water until it boils.

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Meanwhile, heat your milk to about 150F. Remove your milk from the heat and stir in your sweetener. Let it sit for a few minutes.

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Pour your water into a mug and slowly stir in your cocoa.

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Pour your milk into your French press.

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To froth the milk, quickly move the French press handle up and down until the milk is fluffy and about double in size.

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If you want to be a little “artsy,” slowly pour the milk into the cocoa water on the backside of the cup.

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This will allow some brown color to remain on top.

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Now, take a toothpick or the end of a spoon and zigzag through the white and brown line…. And come back a swipe a quick line right through your “zigzag.”

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There you go! A fluffy hot cocoa latte that tastes as good as it looks!

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I hope some of you are able to try this and that it warm up your day. Let me know how it goes when you do!

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