Creamy Hot Cocoa

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ⅓ cup boiling water
  • 3 ½ cups milk
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup half-and-half cream
  • Directions

  • Step 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.Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes.Watch that it doesn’t scorch.Stir in 3 1/2 cups of milk and heat until very hot, but do not boil!Remove from heat and add vanilla.Divide between 4 mugs. Add the cream to the mugs of cocoa to cool it to drinking temperature.

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