Homestyle Hot Cocoa

Homestyle Hot Cocoa

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Katherine.Ann 0

"Growing up in snowy Canadian winters, my mom would always make my brothers and me hot cocoa after a night of tobogganing. When I got older - and had long since abandoned real cocoa for the instant variety - I had a craving one night for a more wholesome treat. Here's my recipe for a creamier, homestyle cup of cocoa. Perfect for those snowy winter nights!"

Ingredients 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 332 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 332 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.9g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 9.5 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 210 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Whisk together sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and salt in a saucepan; stir in boiling water. Whisk until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Bring cocoa mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes; stir milk and 1/2 cup half-and-half into water mixture. Cook and stir just until hot, about 2 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in remaining half-and-half and vanilla extract.
  3. Divide cocoa into mugs, top with marshmallows, and serve.
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  • Ground cinnamon may also be omitted in place of a whole cinnamon stick, used to garnish.
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Sarah Jo
11/18/2013

I followed the recipe exact, only omitting the cinnamon. Delicious hot chocolate recipe but it could use a little more chocolate, in my opinion. Very creamy.

kitkatmama
12/21/2013

yum! I didnt have any half n half so i just used more milk, tastes great

Mary Jo
12/11/2013

I tripled this recipe & used skim milk with the half and half. I slightly decreased the milk after reading other reviews. I also added a bit more cocoa. I did add about a 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips when adding the milk & half and half. The dark chocolate chips melted into the mixture as I was stirring, and they gave the hot chocolate a rich chocolate flavor. I can't wait to share a cup of cocoa with my husband who has been out plowing snow on this frigid December day. Thanks, Katherine-Ann!