Change up ordinary hot cocoa by stirring some dark baking cocoa into vanilla almond milk. Fluffy marshmallow creme and bright sprinkles make irresistible toppings. —Cindy Reams, Philipsburg, PA
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup dark baking cocoa or baking cocoa
- 2 cartons (32 ounces each) vanilla almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Strawberry marshmallow creme
- Assorted sprinkles
- In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cocoa; gradually whisk in milk. Heat until bubbles form around sides of pan, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into mugs; top with marshmallow creme and sprinkles. Yield: 8 servings (1 cup each).
Originally published as Hot Cocoa with Almond Milk in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2016, p99
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Reviewed Nov. 21, 2016
"Using almond milk in this version of hot cocoa was a great change and added a unique flavor."