Homemade Hot Cocoa – Super Easy, Super Yummy

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5 Servings
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
15
Ingredients1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup baking cocoa
Dash salt
1/3 cup hot water
4 cups milk 
3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Miniature marshmallows, sweetened whipped cream, chocolate chips or cinnamon sticks, optional


Directions
In a saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and salt. Add water; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in milk; heat to serving temperature (do not boil). Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Whisk until frothy. If desired, garnish with marshmallows, cream or cinnamon sticks. Yield: 5 cups. 

    For Swiss Mocha Cocoa: Add 2 to 2-1/2 teaspoons instant coffee with vanilla.  For Canadian Cocoa: Add 1/2 teaspoon imitation maple flavoring with vanilla.  For Slim-Trim Cocoa: Omit sugar. Combine cocoa, salt and water. Substitute fat-free milk. Proceed as above. Stir in vanilla with artificial sweetener equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar.


Originally published as Homemade Hot Cocoa in Country Woman January/February 1997, p40

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