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."
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
Makesabout 4 servings
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 179 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.
Originally published as Hot Cinnamon Cocoa in Reminisce Spring 1991
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