Saturday, October 31, 2009

Creamy Hot Cocoa

If you've never made cocoa from scratch, you're missing out on a treat. It was a liquid dessert. Yum!

We found this recipe at

The original recipe calls for 3/4 cup sugar. We used just over 1/2 cup and it could be cut down even more with delicious results. Especially if you like dark chocolate, like we do.


Creamy Hot Cocoa

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 pinch salt
1/3 cup boiling water
3 1/2 cups milk
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup fat free half and half

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 half and half to the mugs of cocoa to cool it to drinking temperature.

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