Oh baby it’s cold outside, let me tell you! The day started with freezing drizzle and snow is expected later in the day. I’m so happy to be inside where Christmas music is playing while I’m trimming the tree and sipping on some Hot Cococa. Nice! I found this yummy Hot Cocoa recipe on allrecipes.com and would like to share it with you.
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup white sugar
1 pinch salt
1/3 cup boiling water
3-1/2 cups milk
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup half-and-half cream
Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir. Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes. Watch that it doesn’t scorch. Stir in 3-1/2 cups of milk and heat until very hot, but do not boil! Remove from heat and add vanilla. Divide between 4 mugs. Add the cream to the mugs of cocoa to cool it to drinking temperature.
I topped my hot cocoa with a dollop of cool whip and dash of cinnamon. Delish!
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