Friday, August 28, 2009

Delicious Hot Cocoa

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

Topping: (optional)
Whip Cream
Cocoa powder
Chocolate Shaving
Cinnamon Sticks

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 and half-and-half cream.
Divide to 4 mugs or 2 big ones ;)

Top with whip cream, sprinkle on cocoa powder and chocolate shavings! Garnish with cinnamon sticks! Heavenly!

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