Beverage Recipes

Hot-Chocolate-CocoaCreamy Hot Cocoa

“The kids will love this homemade, creamy hot chocolate recipe using unsweetened cocoa, white sugar, and milk.” ~ Jeanie Bean

This recipe takes 2 minutes to prepare, 5 minutes to cook and is ready in 7 minutes. Recipe serves 4.

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 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 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream

DIRECTIONS:

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.

Submitted By: JEANIE BEAN
Photo By: mominml

 

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