Over the weekend I was craving a nice cup of hot chocolate, but I had no instant mixes in the house. So I stopped at the grocery store and picked up some ingredients to make my own! 

Of course I browsed the internet first and found a great recipe from Ina Garten that inspired me to create my version. I'm no culinary expert, but this is what I created:

All I did was heat up 3 cups of whole milk and 3 cups of half and half into a saucepan until it was almost boiling. I then added a whole bag of milk chocolate and white chocolate chips into the mix. Once the chocolate melted, I added 2 1/2 tablespoons of sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla extract.

It was a great mixture and quite delicious if your a chocolate fan. Stay warm and gave it a try this Holiday season! Let me know how it went or if you have any other variations of your own hot chocolate recipe!