Saturday, January 02, 2010

Hot cocoa

There is nothing I love more than a nice steaming cup of hot cocoa. I made some this morning for the Supremes. I have several recipes and yes I use the instant one from time to time but there is a simple recipe I use that works every time.

1/3 cup cocoa (I've used Hershey's and Nestle but I think Hershey's is best)
a pinch of salt
1/2 cup water
3 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla

For toppings I use marshmallows, whipped cream, and cinnamon.

In a small pot, add cocoa, salt, and sugar. Boil water and whisk into pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add milk. Heat until hot but not boiling about 6 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Top with whip cream, marshmallows, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Enjoy. Q