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
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!