Forget the little packages with sketchy ingredients. Homemade hot cocoa is where it’s at! Easy and delicious, my children go crazy when I add a candy cane to their hot cocoa mugs for an extra special treat.
Special Hot Cocoa
- 1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2/3 c. sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1/3 c. boiling water
- 6 c. milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- candy canes
Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water. Bring mixture to a slow boil, stirring constantly (I prefer to use a whisk). Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes. Stir in 6 cups of milk and heat until very hot, but not boiling. Remove from the heat and add vanilla. Pour into mugs. Garnish with a candy cane for a fun twist and yummy peppermint flavor.
This post is linked to Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays.