Early in the winter we knew that we wanted to escape a little of the Canadian prairie winter and made plans to take an all-inclusive trip to a warm location in January.
January is usually our coldest month here with temperatures usually below -20 and with -40 being fairly common.
Not surprisingly winter depression often starts to hit around then too. With the cold temperatures and sun rising after 9am and setting by 5pm and knowing there are still a couple months of winter left it’s a bleak time.
I don't drink coffee and about a year ago I found one kind of tea that I enjoy. But I am often cold and live in a land of almost perpetual winter so a girl has got to have some kind of hot beverage to warm herself with.
Enter homemade hot chocolate.
I originally found a Starbucks copycat recipe years ago and used to make it here and there but in the last two years I've modified it quite a bit and now make it every day.