Creamy Hot Cocoa

Creamy Hot Cocoa


  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream


  1. Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir.
  2. Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes. Watch that it doesn’t scorch.
  3. Stir in 3 1/2 cups of milk and heat until very hot, but do not boil!
  4. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  5. Divide between 4 mugs.
  6. Add the cream to the mugs of cocoa to cool it to drinking temperature.

Yields:  4 servings

Prep Time:  7 minutes


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