Make Your Own Hot Cocoa!
Homemade hot cocoa is a delicious treat in cold weather! Sure, you can buy hot cocoa mix, but have you looked at the ingredients list? Sometime there are additives that you don’t want and the cocoa is probably not fair trade.
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It’s also inexpensive to make your own and reduces the amount of waste you create. This is a delicious way to reduce your carbon footprint!
Hot Cocoa Recipe
Makes 1 cup Hot Cocoa
- 1 heaping Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 Tablespoon sugar (or to taste)
- pinch of salt (optional)
- 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy), divided
- 1 drop vanilla extract
- Garnish (optional)
In small saucepan (do not place on stove yet!), combine cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and 2 to 3 Tablespoons of the milk.
Stir together to form a paste. Add milk in small amounts and stir to mix thoroughly after each addition. Adding milk all at once will make a lumpy hot cocoa.
When all of milk is stirred in, add a drop of vanilla extract. Stir.
Place saucepan on burner and turn heat to medium low. Heat to desired temperature and add garnish.
Multiply recipe by number of people you wish to serve. Add marshmallows, sprinkle of cinnamon, whipped cream, a cookie, candy cane or other garnish as desired.
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The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.