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Homemade Hot Cocoa

 Homemade Hot Cocoa
This recipe will make people think you fussed but it is so simple.—Hershey Food Corporation, Cheryl Reitz, Hershey, Pennsylvania
5 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • Dash salt
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 4 cups milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Miniature marshmallows, sweetened whipped cream or cinnamon sticks, optional

Directions

  • In a saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and salt. Add water; bring to a
  • boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in milk; heat to serving
  • temperature (do not boil). Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla.
  • Whisk until frothy. If desired, garnish with marshmallows, cream or
  • cinnamon sticks. Yield: 5 cups.
For Swiss Mocha Cocoa: Add 2 to 2-1/2 teaspoons instant coffee with vanilla. For Canadian Cocoa: Add 1/2 teaspoon imitation maple flavoring with vanilla. For Slim-Trim Cocoa: Omit sugar. Combine cocoa, salt and water. Substitute fat-free milk. Proceed as above. Stir in vanilla with artificial sweetener equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 211 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 125 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.