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Mexican Cocoa Recipe

The entire family will enjoy this festive drink,” writes Patricia Nieh of Portola Valley, California. Cinnamon sticks give it a great flavor that kids will love.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fat-free milk
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 5 ounces 53% cacao dark baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Additional cinnamon sticks, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, heat milk and cinnamon sticks over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan. Discard cinnamon. Whisk in chocolate until smooth.
  • 2. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Serve in mugs with additional cinnamon sticks if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 177 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 85 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.