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Hot Cinnamon Cocoa

 Hot Cinnamon Cocoa
"THERE'S NOTHING that warms a body on a cold winter day like a steaming cup of cocoa, and my mother's was extra-special. She would put a small piece of cinnamon in to add more flavor. Mmm-m-m, it was good."
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 cups scalded milk
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (about 3 inches each)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In the top of a double boiler, stir together cocoa, sugar and salt.
  • Gradually add boiling water. Place over direct heat and boil for 2
  • minutes, stirring constantly. Add milk and cinnamon sticks and place
  • over boiling water. Stir and heat 10 minutes. Remove sticks and stir
  • in vanilla. Beat with a wire whisk to froth milk. Serve immediately.
  • Yield: about 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 179 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 164 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.