Keeping Warm with Hot Chocolate!

Well, it seems that winter is beginning to show itself here, and with the Nor'Easter that is headed our way, I don't want to think about the rest of the winter.  Unfortunately, as much as I avoid thinking about it , I can't avoid feeling it.  Going out at 6:30 am is really painful, ugh!  My car can't seem to warm up fast enough!  The only good thing out of the winter is being able to make my grandmother's hot chocolate!!! I love it!! It warms you up with the first sip, but if you are like me, you'll gain 20 pounds with just that first sip--LOL!

I posted a picture on Instagram a few days ago, and one of my followers asked for the recipe.  Now this isn't any 'secret' recipe, but I've never posted any recipes since I'm the one always looking to others for recipes.  After much thought, I decided - why not?  This is really great to enjoy after being outside in the coming inside to a warm cup of hot chocolate!

Now, a warning first: this is a very rich hot chocolate--some people don't like that its so sweet--I'm Cuban, so I love it!!  I love it so much that I can't drink the hot chocolates sold at Dunkin Doughnuts or any other place like that....they are too watery and not sweet at all - in my opinion!!  I'll let you be the judge! So here is Tati's Hot Chocolate(I've called her tati since I was a baby, never grandma, LOL)

Tati's Hot Chocolate

1 can evaporated milk
1 can condensed milk
chocolate (powder, syrup, or bar you grate yourself-I use Nestle Quick chocolate powder)
pinch of salt

Pour 1 can of evaporated milk into a saucepan.  Use that same can and fill with water then add to saucepan. Heat over medium heat.  Add pinch of salt and chocolate(add to your taste).  When milk begins to boil, remove from heat and add the can of condensed milk.  Stir well.

That's it!! Very quick, very sweet!!! 
I've recently added marshmallows to the top, is amazing!!

Just make sure to keep an eye on it while you are heating it, I've turned my back on it for just a second and it has boiled over...what a mess!!! Now I stand there and watch it like a hawk!!

Hope you enjoy my grandmother's(Tati) hot chocolate :)


  1. Yum! We will have to try this recipe out when it cools off a bit more around here.


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