Perfectly Simple Hot Cocoa

Like most people, DH and I are super-excited for the holidays this year and we’ve been talking about drinking cocoa while writing Christmas cards, since the weekend.  We didn’t actually get to it until yesterday but, the cocoa was all the better on a cold night, after a long day at work.  Here’s what I did:

Ingredients

Hershey’s Unsweetened Cocoa

Sugar

Cinnamon

Salt

Water

Milk

Heavy Whipping Cream

Process

Combine the first four ingredients in a small saucepan (I used 1/8 cup of cocoa, 1/4 cup of sugar, a dash of cinnamon and a pinch of salt).

009Then mix in the water (1/4 cup, here), and stir until mixture is smooth and shiny.

0101Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.  Then add the milk (I use the mug I’m serving in to measure the milk, two servings=two mugfuls plus a couple sips).

0121Stir to combine well and allow to return to a simmer over medium heat.  While the cocoa heats, you can use a small amount of the cream to make some fresh whipped cream.

011With your hand mixer on high, whip the cream to form stiff peaks.

0131Add in just a touch of sugar to lightly sweeten.

0141Serve up the cocoa with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

015Lastly, be sure to ENJOY with someone you love.

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One response to “Perfectly Simple Hot Cocoa

  1. I love hot cocoa…it’s so nice when some heats the milk up on the stove and adds special spices. My dad can’t cook a thing, except a peanut butter sandwich, but when we were little he would make us hot cocoa on the stove.

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