A never-fail hot drink for the whole family is homemade hot chocolate. It takes about five more minutes than instant, and it’s so worth it. Inside Outside Hot Chocolate 4 cups whole or 2% milk ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder ¼ cup sugar ½ cup bittersweet or semi-sweet chips or chopped bar ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract Heat milk, cocoa, and sugar on medium-low, whisking frequently until mixture is warm. Add chips and whisk constantly until evenly distributed. Add vanilla and serve. For a boozy adult treat, add 2 parts Frangelico, 1 part Irish cream, and two parts bourbon. Hey, if Momma’s happy, the whole family’s happy.