Creamy Hot Cocoa

Prep time: 10 minutes


1⁄3 cups
unsweetened cocoa powder
1⁄3 cups
1 pinch
1⁄3 cups
water (boiling)
3 1⁄2 cups
3⁄4 teaspoons
vanilla extract
1⁄2 cups
half and half (optional)


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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