Neal’s Hot Chocolate: The Cheater Gourmet

Just don’t call him that to his face.  He might not like it!

neal's hot chocolate

In Christmas Stalkings, Neal Kirkpatrick tries, or so it seems, to sweeten his disposition with a cup of doctored hot chocolate.  I spent quite a bit of time trying to come up with the version I imagined him using and I did it!

Neal’s Cheater Gourmet Hot Chocolate


(makes 2 mugs or 1 large mug)

  • 2 hot chocolate packets (I used Swiss Miss)
  • 3 TBS Hershey’s cocoa powder
  • 1.5 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 capful (small bottle) of almond extract
  • Redi-whip (or whipping cream to whip your own)


Heat the milk on medium-low until near boiling.  Add all ingredients and stir continually.  Just before boiling, pour into your mug(s) and top with whipped cream.  Cocoa powder sprinkled on top is optional but looks quite “gourmet.”


stalkings quote

THIS… is what Wendy thinks of Mr. “You don’t know how to make a decent cup of hot chocolate.”  For more quotes from the book, visit my Pinterest board for Christmas Stalkings!

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