Valentine's Day may be over but my love for chocolate, marshmallows and vodka never ceases! Although it does not get as cold in San Diego as back in the Berkshires in Massachusetts (where I grew up) there is such a blissful comfort on a chilly evening curling up with a cup of cocoa.
Recently I discovered Van Gogh's Dutch Chocolate Vodka and along came my idea for this version of thee most divine hot cocoa. It's a fairly easy recipe and the only thing to make is your own marshmallows (Ina Garten's are the best!). Store bought will work but homemade are divine! As an added idea, your leftover marshmallows could be used as a garnish for a chocolate martini you might make with the Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka!
Divine Van Gogh Hot Cocoa:
-2 oz Van Gogh's Dutch Chocolate Vodka
-8 oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk
-your favorite instant hot cocoa
-Microwave your almond milk in a mug for 1 minute and 30 seconds
(or heat on medium low on the stove in a sauce pan)
-Stir in your hot cocoa mix
-Pour in the Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
-Crown your cocoa with 1-2 ( or 3!) and indulge!