An Animal’s Guide To Enjoying Your Snow Day!

Step 4: Stay Hydrated!

Brrr! Warm up with this awesome list of hot cocoa recipes that are sure to put a smile on your face, no matter how gloomy the weather is! Any of these recipes are going to taste amazing out of your cute coffee mug! Whether you are a dog  or a cat  fan, you can still sip away the winter blues in style.

Check out this awesome recipe for a delicious winter treat:

Mocha Hot Chocolate

Serves 2


  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus extra for garnish
  • 2-3 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
  • 3/4 tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • whipped cream, to taste


  1. In a large saucepan, heat milk and heavy cream over medium heat and bring to a low simmer. Be careful not to boil it.
  2. Combine cocoa powder, sugar, espresso powder and 1 pinch salt together in a small bowl.
  3. Slowly whisk cocoa mixture into the warm milk and turn heat down to low.
  4. Continue stirring until hot chocolate is smooth and there are no lumpy pieces, then pour and mix in vanilla extract.
  5. Pour hot chocolate into mugs and garnish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder or cinnamon.

Recipe adapted from Half-Baked Harvest

Enjoy this delicious recipe out of an adorable mug! The motto of “Bark less, wag more” is something that we all should follow…


Step 5: Build A Snowman!

Get out there and enjoy the winter weather! Take advantage of your snowy climate by doing a fun activity together, like building a snowman. Check out how this helpful pup shows his human how it’s done. Too funny!

Ready for more snowy fun? Prepare yourself for a greyhound…in pajamas!

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