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Recipe: Hot Cocoa

Earlier I posted a Sugar-Free Hot Cocoa….. well now it’s the regular Hot Cocoa’s turn… as Grill… one of my fellow bloggers and regular readers pointed out… he has sworn off chemicals… so the regular hot cocoa it is….

Actually I had planned on posting this earlier today… and well…. the day just got away from me…

The recipe is actually the same as the sufar-free version… just instead of a sugar substitute … you use sugar… the actual Hershey recipe says 2-3 teaspoons of cocoa (3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon) and I found you really need the full tablespoon for the best cocoa flavor…. so I’m listing it in the ingredients as 1 tablespoon..

This makes 1 serving.

I listed whipped cream and mini marshmallows as optional... as you can see from the picture... I'm a whipped cream girl.... it does add a nice richness to the hot cocoa.

Again…. I recommend a change from the Hershey method… instead of putting the cocoa and salt in a cup and adding the milk…. heat the milk in the microwave on high and add the rest of the ingredients to it… whisk it a few times and it’s done and well mixed… just pour into a cup and enjoy!


Recipe: Hot Cocoa

All you need:

1 cup milk
1 tablespoon cocoa
Dash of salt
2 tablespoons sugar
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Whipped cream (optional)
Mini Marshmallows (optional)

All you need to do:

Heat the milk in a large measuring cup in the microwave on High for 1-1 ½ minutes until hot.

Add the remaining ingredients and whisk until all ingredients are well incorporated.

Top with whipped cream or mini marshmallows if desired.


A Year on the Grill January 12, 2010 at 7:21 AM  

now we are talking... gonna thaw out here this week, but the highs are still in the 30's, so a good cup of cocoa sounds perfect!


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