Monday, December 20, 2010

Most Wonderful Time of the Year


1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup white sugar
1 pinch salt
1/3 cup boiling water 3 1/2 cups milk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup half-and-half cream

1. 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 (scalding), 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.
Top with marshmellows or the following delicious whipped cream:
Whip 1 pint whipping cream with 1 cup of sugar.
Mix in 1 box of crushed candy canes,
1/2 bag mini marshmellows and
1 drop of red food coloring.
soooo good!

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