Après-Ski Hot Cocoa

Posted in : Cocktails, Live to Ski on by : TetonTrekker Tags: , , , ,

January 11th is National Milk Day AND National Hot Toddy Day.

Who says we can't celebrate both with one drink!! One of my favorite après-ski Hot Toddies is hot cocoa with a shot of Rumple Minze and fresh whipped cream!

I keep a flask of Rumple Minze in my ski pack for such occasions BUT home made hot cocoa is the bomb! Below is the recipe I used since the 80's, you can read more about it in That Time I lived in a Ghost Town.

If you are like most of us 'Fresh from the cow" milk is not available, so to get that rich flavor use whole milk and replace a little of it with heavy whipping cream. SURE it is full fat, but you earned it!

To modernize this recipe I use my Deluxe Cooking Blender, add all the ingredients except the vanilla, and press the per-programmed sauce button. When the blender beeps, add the vanilla and give it a pulse.

Pour your cocoa in a warm mug and add an ounce or so of Rumple Minze .

To top off the concoction I make some whipped cream in my Pampered Chef Whipped Cream Maker, it only takes in a minute. Best part is I can add a bit of flavor to is by adding my favorite spirit.

Treat yourself to this yummy Hot Toddy after any cold day, skiing not required.

'From Scratch' Hershy's Hot Cocoa

This is the recipe I used from the can of cocoa to make hot chocolate from milk fresh from the cow.
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocp;ate, Hot Drinks
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 123kcal
Author: TetonTrekker
Cost: $5


  • Medium Saucepan


  • ¾ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Cups Fresh Whole Milk Mix in the layer of cream before measuring
  • Cup Hot Water
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • Dash Salt
  • ¼ Cup Hershey's Cocoa


  • Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in medium saucepan; stir in water. Bring to
    boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil and stir 2 minutes.
  • Add milk; stir and heat until hot. Do Not Boil. Remove from heat; add
    vanilla. Beat with whisk until foamy. About six 6-ounce servings.

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Stainless Steel Whisk Item Number: 2475
Adjustable Measuring Spoon Set Item Number: 2258
Easy-Read Measuring Cup Set Item Number: 2175
Deluxe Cooking Blender
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Whipped Cream Maker
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