IN THE KITCHEN Mom's Hot Cocoa

Much to my daughters' delight—and mine—it snowed at the farm yesterday. It was the first snowfall ever for Indi Joon, and since Rumi Joon and I are Southern California girls, it was a huge thrill for us, too.  The three of us snuggled up in front of the fireplace as the flakes floated by, with cups of cocoa for Rumi and me. I can't send snow to the less wintery parts of the country, but I can share my mom's cocoa recipe, now mine, soon to be Rumi's and Indi's. 

Mom’s Hot Cocoa


4 cups whole milk

1 vanilla bean

½ cup semisweet chocolate, chopped

½ cup milk chocolate, chopped

Warm milk in a pan over medium heat. Split vanilla bean down the middle, and scrape out the seeds using the back of the knife. Add seeds and vanilla bean to milk. Simmer milk for a few minutes. Whisk in chocolate until melted. Remove vanilla bean and serve with marshmallows.  

Images via:

Apartment Therapy

Blueberry Lake

Reader Comments (3)

It looks so good!! I have an endless collection of hot chocolate recipes. Can't wait to try it when I'm home for winter break :) and the pictures make me wish I lived in Pennsylvania!

November 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

hi josie !
i want to ask about skin care.how long does it takes to create a good skin and the same time maintaning the good diet?
thank you~

December 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfarah

Hi Farah!
I'm not sure how long it takes for your diet to show up in your skin, but I have heard that it takes at least two weeks for you to notice a difference after starting a new skincare regimen. But, most of my customers say they notice a difference from Argan Oil after the first time using it! Don't give up on your new skin regimen until you've been using it for a month!


December 3, 2012 | Registered CommenterCHICOLOGICAL

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