"I found this beverage recipe more than 15 years ago, when I was in high school," recalls Sally Seidel, Banner, Wyoming. "My husband and I also enjoy it after the children go to bed."
- 2 envelopes (1 ounce each) instant hot cocoa mix or 1/2 cup instant hot cocoa mix
- 3 cups hot brewed coffee
- 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
- 3/4 teaspoon rum extract
- 1/4 cup whipped topping
- Ground cinnamon, optional
- In a small saucepan, whisk together the cocoa mix, coffee, cream and rum extract until heated through and cocoa is dissolved. Pour into mugs. Garnish with whipped topping; sprinkle with cinnamon if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Winter Warmer in Quick Cooking January/February 2004, p12
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Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011
"Loved this recipe! Hot chocolate just seems too sweet anymore, but this is the perfect mix of hot chocolate and coffee; and not too sweet! Even good with real rum :)"
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010
"very good and very warming"