Saturday, November 23, 2013

Real Hot Cocoa

I promised everyone real hot cocoa this morning.

The recipe on the Hershey's container is fool-proof, and the variations are pretty much endless. I enjoyed mine with equal parts of strong coffee for a breakfast mocha.

Family Hot Cocoa

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • dash of salt

Mix in a large saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Boil two minutes. Add:

  • 4-5 cups milk (I like to use 2% or higher)
Heat to desired temperature, but do not boil. Remove from heat. Before serving, stir in:
  • 3/4 tsp. vanilla
Ladle into mugs and serve. 

Garnish with one or more of the following:
  • marshmallows
  • stick cinnamon
  • whipped cream
  • peppermint candy cane "stir stick"
  • sprinkle of ground cinnamon
  • orange zest
Refrigerate leftovers. You can heat a mug of cocoa in the microwave in the time it takes to make toast. An instant before-school breakfast! 

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