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Creamy Hot Cocoa


It's a chilly, rainy winter weekend here in my neck of the woods. It makes me want to snuggle up on the couch with a warm beverage and a good book or movie. This recipe for homemade hot cocoa will be a great choice for that warm beverage! You can add any number of toppings or mix-ins to this recipe. I like to throw in a peppermint stick and add a little whipped cream.


Ingredients: unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar, salt, boiling water, milk, vanilla extract, half-and-half


Step 1: Combine the cocoa, sugar, and pinch of salt in a sauce pan and blend in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir. Step 2: Simmer and stir for about two minutes, making sure that it doesn't scorch. Step 3: Stir in milk and heat until very hot but not boiling. Step 4: Remove from heat and add vanilla. Step 5: Divide between mugs and add half-and-half to cool it to drinking temperature. Add toppings or mix-ins as desired.

Creamy Hot Cocoa


Recipe:


1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

3/4 cup white sugar

pinch salt

1/3 cup of boiling water

3 1/2 cups milk

3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup half-and-half


Combine the cocoa, sugar, and pinch of salt in a sauce pan and blend in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir. Simmer and stir for about two minutes, making sure that it doesn't scorch. Stir in milk and heat until very hot but not boiling. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Divide between mugs and add half-and-half to cool it to drinking temperature. Add toppings or mix-ins as desired.


Source: Allrecipes User Jeanie Beanie, www.allrecipes.com/recipe/20211/creamy-hot-cocoa/

2004

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