Everyday Mom's Meals: Mommy and Monkey Treat

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mommy and Monkey Treat

With the days getting colder by the minute, and the fact that we had our first snow fall last week, (And while it only lasted a brief amount of time, melted right away, and the sun came out after, it was still SNOW!) we all have to face the fact that winter is almost here; and before we know it, we'll be shoveling ourselves out of the house on what will seem like a daily basis.  Well, except for those of you in Florida and other "tropical" states. For you.....well, my mom always said if I can't say something nice, not to say anything at all....) I'm always on the lookout for warm and comforting after school treats for Alex; and if Mommy can enjoy it too, all the better. We love Nutella. That is no surprise to anyone reading this. So you can imagine how thrilled I was when my cousin Tricia over at Recipe Roundup, showed me a brand new Nutella recipe she found. I immediately "pinned" it to my board on Pinterest, and couldn't wait to try it. This ingenious drink came from Cookin' Cowgirl and I am eternally grateful! It was SO yummy and the perfect thing to warm a monkey up after a cold day!

Nutella Hot Cocoa  from Cookin' Cowgirl

2 c. 2% milk
3 TBS Nutella
1 tsp Hershey's Cocoa Powder
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp vanilla
Pinch salt
Mini Marshmallows or Whipped Cream, optional

In a small sauce pan over low heat, warm milk. Once warm, whisk in Nutella and stir until smooth. Add cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Continue to whisk until it comes to a boil. Pour into mugs and top w/ marshmallows or whipped cream.

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Carrie's Experimental Kitchen said...

Sounds perfect for a cold, dreary day. Going to have to add this one to my list for my own kids, they'll LOVE it! Thanks Krista. :)

Cookin' Cowgirl said...

Love the precious little snow man mug! :) So cute!

Krista said...

Thanks for popping over to see what I did w/ your recipe :) Yes, that is my monkey's "winter" mug and he loves it!

Cindy said...

What a great combination of flavors. We are getting snow today, perfect!

Pretend Chef said...

Cute mug! Envious. This sounds so delicious. Great for these chilly days we're finally experiencing in Texas.

TipsNDeals said...

my daughter's favorite drink...good for cold weather...

MrsFoxsSweets said...

This looks great, I love warm drinks! I have pinned it to make for a after school treat for my kids as the weather gets cooler!