Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Homemade Hot Cocoa

On winter weekends, when all the neighborhood kids congregate at our house, I swiftly go through about a half-gallon of milk preparing hot cocoa for them.

Usually I use Ovaltine, but last weekend I ran out and began making it according to the recipe on the side of the Hershey's cocoa box. 

I don't think I can go back now!

Give it a try and you'll see what I mean...espscially if you are a chocolate-lover such as I... 

Favorite Hot Cocoa
Top of Stove, Six Servings

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup Hershey's Cocoa
Dash salt
1/3 cut hot water
4 cups milk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in a saucepan; stir in water.  Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils; boil and stir 2 minutes.  Stir in milk and heat.  Do not boil!  Remove from heat, add vanilla, and serve.

"Perfectly Chocolate" Hot Cocoa
Microwave Single Serving

2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons Hershey's Cocoa
Dash salt
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in large mug.  Heat milk in microwave on high for 1.5 minutes or until hot.  Gradually add milk to cocoa mixture; stir well.  Stir in vanilla.

Recipes from: The Hershey Company


Heather -Gathering Spriggs said...

This sounded so perfectly wonderful for a cold and rainy day after a long day of painting cabinets.. I so wish I wasn't on such a restrictive diet (but its been working) So I decided to make lemonade out of lemons or in this case hot chocolate out of carob powder.
I tried it with powdered low fat milk, organic raw sugar, sea salt and carob powder.
How was it, you ask?
Less than picturesque. Sweet , yay. But chalky and NOT chocolate!! I am having a major chocolate craving and MISS IT SOOO BAD!
I keep getting mouthfuls of exploding powdery chunks.
"Dominoooo? "