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I’m celebrating a miracle today. I survived a serious car accident in a blizzard without a scratch. Rather than my usual celebratory alcoholic drink, I’ve chosen to make the hot chocolate we usually have at Christmas. This hot chocolate can be made in a crock pot, though this time I used the stove. It’s simple, delicious and better than Starbuck’s any day.

1/2 cup dry baking cocoa (Hershey’s is fine!)
12 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/8 teaspoon salt (I just used a pinch or two)
7 1/2 cups water (more if you like your hot chocolate less thick)
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (eyeball it)

I have found it is easiest if you put the cocoa in the pot, then add the sweetened condensed milk.
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Stir to combine (it should look like chocolate caramel).

hot chocolate

Add the salt and the vanilla.  Then add hot water. Stir it together. Pour into cups and enjoy.
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My opinion:
I love this comforting drink. It’s perfect on a snowy day and best consumed with friends and family.

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