Hot Cocoa Recipe

Hot chocolate with whipped cream and chile powder
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  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1-12 servings

There is a method to making hot cocoa, believe it or not. Learn how to make 1 serving of hot or enough for a crowd. The salt may seem like an odd ingredient, but it really helps bring out the flavor of the cocoa. Do not omit it unless you absolutely must.

What You'll Need

  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • Pinch of salt (yes, it mellows the cocoa)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup milk

How to Make It

Mix , sugar, and salt in a small saucepan, slowly stir in water. Heat and stir over moderately low heat until mixture boils, then boil slowly, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Add milk and heat to scalding but do not boil.

Yield: one serving

Hot Cocoa For A Crowd

Mix 3/4 cup with 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large saucepan. Gradually stir in 1 quart warm water, set over low heat, and heat, stirring now and then, 8 to 10 minutes.

Add 2 quarts milk and heat to scalding. Serve in mugs, sprinkled, if you like, with cinnamon or nutmeg or topped with marshmallows.

Yield: 12 servings

Recipe Source: (Doubleday)
Reprinted with permission.