The ultimate hot chocolate treat for a cold winter’s day

"Bring warmth and joy to your day. Consider it therapy."

The ultimate hot chocolate treat for a cold winter’s day

Written by: Julia Perla Huisman
February 7, 2018


The holidays are over and now we’re facing at least three more months of the reality check that is winter. Whenever that thought leaves you feeling down, simply set aside your healthy New Year’s resolution and indulge in some chocolatey, mallowy goodness. Jayme Goffin, owner of Mother Wilma’s Marshmallow Factory, kindly offers this homemade hot chocolate recipe that will surely bring warmth and joy to your day. Consider it therapy.

MOTHER WILMA’S HOT COCOA
Yield: Just under 1-3/4 cups mix, enough for 9 cups; packs up well in a 2-cup jar
Prep time: 10 minutes 

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The holidays are over and now we’re facing at least three more months of the reality check that is winter. Whenever that thought leaves you feeling down, simply set aside your healthy New Year’s resolution and indulge in some chocolatey, mallowy goodness. Jayme Goffin, owner of Mother Wilma’s Marshmallow Factory, kindly offers this homemade hot chocolate recipe that will surely bring warmth and joy to your day. Consider it therapy.

MOTHER WILMA’S HOT COCOA
Yield: Just under 1-3/4 cups mix, enough for 9 cups; packs up well in a 2-cup jar
Prep time: 10 minutes 

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 ounces semi- or bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt or 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 

  1. 1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until powdery. Mixture keeps in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 months. 
  2. 2. To use: Heat one cup of milk (coconut, almond or others would work here, too) in a saucepan over medium heat until steamy. Add 3 tablespoons hot cocoa mix. Whisk over heat for another minute or two, until it begins to simmer and mix is completely dissolved. 
  3. 3. And of course, you must top with Mother Wilma’s Marshmallows! 

Variations:  Mexican Hot Chocolate (add some chile powder, cayenne and cinnamon), Mint Hot Chocolate (add mint extract instead of vanilla), Mocha Hot Chocolate (add a couple tablespoons of espresso powder)   

About Mother Wilma’s Marshmallow Factory
Goffin’s handcrafted marshmallows are fresh and free of high fructose corn syrup and GMO sugar. Her other specialties include cookies and frozen hot chocolate—a fan favorite at local pop-up markets, where she serves her goodies out of a tiny white camper. Mother Wilma’s products can also be purchased at several stores throughout Northwest Indiana (see the list at her website).  

Mother Wilma’s Marshmallow Factory
Based in Crown Point
motherwilmas.com 

Photo Credit: Amy Sheree Melton
Photo Credit: Amy Sheree Melton

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 ounces semi- or bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt or 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 

  1. 1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until powdery. Mixture keeps in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 months. 
  2. 2. To use: Heat one cup of milk (coconut, almond or others would work here, too) in a saucepan over medium heat until steamy. Add 3 tablespoons hot cocoa mix. Whisk over heat for another minute or two, until it begins to simmer and mix is completely dissolved. 
  3. 3. And of course, you must top with Mother Wilma’s Marshmallows! 

Variations:  Mexican Hot Chocolate (add some chile powder, cayenne and cinnamon), Mint Hot Chocolate (add mint extract instead of vanilla), Mocha Hot Chocolate (add a couple tablespoons of espresso powder)   

About Mother Wilma’s Marshmallow Factory
Goffin’s handcrafted marshmallows are fresh and free of high fructose corn syrup and GMO sugar. Her other specialties include cookies and frozen hot chocolate—a fan favorite at local pop-up markets, where she serves her goodies out of a tiny white camper. Mother Wilma’s products can also be purchased at several stores throughout Northwest Indiana (see the list at her website).  

Mother Wilma’s Marshmallow Factory
Based in Crown Point
motherwilmas.com