Monday, December 13, 2010

Hot Cocoa

The temperatures are dropping, and to help you stay warm I have a recipe for rich and delicious hot cocoa.
Did you know that there actually is a difference between hot cocoa and hot chocolate? Hot cocoa is made using cocoa powder (which no longer contains the cocoa butter), whereas hot chocolate is made from melting chocolate (like a chocolate bar) in milk. I thought it was interesting, since the terms are often used interchangeably. Anywho, without further ado...

Hot Cocoa
Adapted from Hershey's
Makes one serving

2 tablespoons sugar (or honey sucanat)
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
dash salt
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix together the sugar, cocoa, and salt in a small bowl.

Heat milk on stovetop, or in the microwave until hot.

Add cocoa mixture to hot milk, and stir until well blended.

Stir in vanilla, and pour into mug. Enjoy!

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