Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Gettin' Crafty on hump day.......

Well folks, I'm rather sad that I wasn't able to find a linky tool with thumbnails that isn't attached to some sort of cost. So, for the time being, Gettin' Crafty on hump day will have to use a text linky.

I really hope y'all will continue to come visit me and link up even without the pictures!!!!!!!!!

Because I am so sad, I decided to make one of my FAVORITE comfort drinks...

Of course, it also had a little to do with the 2 feet of snow that got dropped on us last week.

In any event, I am SUPER excited to share a copycat recipe I made for Starbucks Hot Chocolate!!!!!! Seriously, it is SO close to the original you have GOT to taste it to believe it! And occasionally, I'll even add a dash of peppermint extract to copy their peppermint hot chocolate.

Now, for this amazing drink you'll need the following:

The only thing NOT featured here is HOT water :)

So, you'll pour a 3/4 full mug of milk into a coffee mug and stick it in the microwave for 2 minutes. A lot of times I prefer to use soy milk, which also works fantastic. While your milk is cooking, mix 2TB of cocoa, 2TB of sugar, and 1/4 cup of HOT water. Stir until you get a kind of chocolate syrup that looks like this:

Right around that time, your microwave should go off, and so now you take your syrup and pour it in to the milk. Its going to look like there isn't enough syrup for that big glass of milk but TRUST me, there is :)

Once you pour the syrup in, stir it all in and it'll end up this color:

Now is when you'll add any extracts you need (I do not recommend adding syrups to it, it will make it too sweet, in my opinion). Then, place a nice heaping dollop of whipped cream on top and sprinkle with some cocoa powder and then DIVE in!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously, you won't BELIEVE how something that simple can taste THAT good!

Ok, time to link up your projects! Please no solicitations and please leave some comment love, link away...........


  1. Yum! I love a good cup of hot chocolate. Can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I am a hot chocolate fan, but hate it when it's too strong. This looks yummy. I'll have to try it out for sure.

  3. I want you to make me some 'cause I'm lazy. Do I hear girls night?

  4. OMGosh, this looks soooo delish. I will be trying this Ü

  5. Oh I can imagine you are sad! I have a blog hop/link party on my blog every Saturday and this Saturday I will have to tell my followers that there will be no link party because I couldn't find a free program either )-: It's a shame! Well, I will visit your blog anyway because I love it (-: Have a great day!

  6. A lot of bloggers are resorting to this. Don't you fret, we'll all be back anyway.

    Yum! on that cup of cocoa.

  7. Ohmygoodness! YUMMY! I need some of this on a day like today! I'll be sharing your recipe on my Facebook page! Thanks for joining me for Anything Related!

  8. Yummy chocolate ! I can understand how costly it is to have pictures. Linked up my beads of love tutorial !

  9. Hi! I host a weekly blog hop -- It's a Keeper Thursdays. I'd love for you to stop by and link up!

    Christina @ It's a Keeper