And thus the tradition was born.
Every Christmas Eve, this is something I look forward to. (Yes, I know Christmas isn't here yet... just go with me.)
When Hod and I were married, we were given a gift card to a kitchen specialty store. We decided to use that gift card on pure fluff. We just wanted something fun. We narrowed our choices down to an ice cream maker, and a Coco-Latte. The Coco-Latte won. It is pretty much amazing. Though, I do think it makes the hot chocolate a little too hot.
Enter something I learned from my Mom. On Christmas Eve, she would have evaporated milk* for us to use to cool down our hot chocolate.
Today, Hod and I tried the evaporated milk trick. And this is what I learned. 1st, if your evaporated milk isn't chilled, it doesn't cool off the hot chocolate. 2nd, evaporated milk makes even really cheap hot chocolate extra creamy, thus making it seem gourmet for a poor girl's budget.
Who knew? I will now no longer be sad when I buy cheap hot chocolate, cause I can make it taste great!
*(why is it called evaporated milk, when it is still liquid? I've never understood that.)