Hot Chocolate is the perfect drink for those cold winter nights. Like all Norwegian favourites this one doesn’t have a strict recipe – just a long as you use good quailty cocoa powder your hot chocolate will turn out perfect every time. Here is Farmor’s routine for two chocolate love mugs:

Get out two mugs (nearly the same size). Take one mug and fill it about half way with water. Put the water into a small pot. Add 1 tablespoon of good cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon of sugar to the water. Whisk lightly and turn the stove top on to heat. When the water is warm (before it boils) use your mug to add in 1 and 1/2 cups of milk. Whisk and heat – do not let it boil. When warm enough, take the pot off the heat and add in a couple of drops of vanilia essence. Pour into your mugs and enjoy!

When there are a lot of people, Farmor makes the hot chocolate in a huge pot. It is put onto the table with a special soup laddle with a pouring tip so everyone can serve themselves – very similar to a punch bowl.