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Old 01-03-2008, 04:39 PM   #11
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We have a hot chocolate mix. Put cold milk in mug and top with choco powder and whiz in microwave - stirs it as well.

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Old 01-03-2008, 05:01 PM   #12
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I love mini marshmellow or whipped cream on top with chocolate chips.

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Old 01-03-2008, 05:53 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by buckytom View Post
another one who adds hot milk to the powder from a packet.

with 3 marshmallows, no more, no less.

(anyone watch "oswald"?)
But of course, 3 marshmallows, no more no less We love Oswald! Oh to keep on track here..I love it like Alix makes it, but, I can't handle the milk so I use the packets and water and pretend it's the real thing
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:00 PM   #14
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Sometimes I use the packs, but I add milk. Most of the time I use milk and chocolate syrup - whipped cream to dgs - nothing in mine. He uses his own special cup and saucer - a demitasse set and has been doing that since he was 2.
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Old 01-03-2008, 07:25 PM   #15
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I'm in the Alix camp, with added yummies. Bourbon, etc.

This thread reminded me of a funny experience I had while traveling in Europe a long time ago.

Many of the places in which I stayed offered a free breakfast. All I had to do was to check the boxes (on the menu) of the items I desired and hang the menu on my door before I went to bed.

At the inn in Andorra, in the "other" beverage section, I checked "hot chocolate" on my breakfast menu. Simple enough, right.

Guess so. What I got was...just that. A cup of hot, melted chocolate. Hey, it was GOOD. What a tasty misunderstanding!!!!!
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:06 PM   #16
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I suppose we make it a few different ways here-
for the kids morning hot chocolate, we squeeze some hershey's special dark syrup into some milk and warm it up in the microwave.
for camping, we use what we call "camping hot chocolate" - the powder and add water. We have it ever morning and evening when we are camping.
I grew up on Ibarra or Abuelita's mexican hot chocolate. Grate it and cook it on the stove with milk. I still love it!
I love hot chocolate made from melted chocolate but have not perfected it. There is a place here that make the best hc. We only go there for the hc because the food is nothing spectacular.

Yum, now I want some.

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Andora, Katie? I've been there. I loved that tiny country. I only wish we had spent more time there.
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:26 PM   #17
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And... in a pinch, Swiss Miss. Yodel-aid-ee-hoo. lol

Noticed they have a new flavor - Caramel Cream

Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix, Caramel Cream

I might have to "play" with that idea.
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:35 PM   #18
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I just noticed this thread. I prefer the old fashioned way, with real cocoa, sugar, milk--like Alix described, but usually have the packets around. There is a brand of flavorings that is really popular around here, called Happy Home. Some of their flavorings are really good in hot chocolate. My favorites are black walnut, almond, and butter & nut. I remember, years ago, stirring a big spoonful of strawberry preserves into my hot chocolate.

I like marshmallows in hot chocolate, but I LOVE whipped cream in it.

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Old 02-08-2008, 09:10 AM   #19
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I didn't know this thread was here, I had started one last night . I'm in PA. too. I like Ghiadelli Square cocoa powder, heat the milk , add sugar and vanilla syrup and cocoa. I like vanilla syrup better than the extract.
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:02 PM   #20
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I like mine with a dollop of nutella mix into it and topped with a generous amount of whipped cream, and sometimes with a caramel syrup. But mostly the first option

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