Hot Chocolate

The first winter that my husband and I were married I spoiled him rotten.  I made him hot chocolate the old fashioned way.  He has never let me buy the packages since!  Once you taste it from scratch, you will NEVER want to go back!

I wish I could take credit for this recipe, but it is right on the side of the Hershey’s cocoa  container.  It has been since I was a kid.

Here is what you need.

3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups milk
1/3 cup water
Dash salt
1/4 cup Cocoa powder
marshmallows or whipped cream
1/2 cup sugar

 

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Put your water, sugar, salt and cocoa in a medium sauce pan.

 

20130929-192017.jpgCook over medium heat, stirring constantly.  Once your mixture begins to boil, cook for an additional 2 minutes.

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Pour your milk in slowly.  Do not let it boil again, just get it nice and hot!

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Add your vanilla and stir well.

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Pour into a mug and add some marshmallows or whipped cream.

This makes 4 8-ounce servings.

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