homemade hot cocoa


Yesterday, school and work were cancelled because of a snow storm, so it was the perfect day to sit inside drinking hot cocoa. My husband and the boys spent time snow blowing the driveway and having a snowball fight. I took the much warmer task of making the hot cocoa for when they were done. This was the first time I used this recipe and we all loved it! It was so creamy and rich. 
Homemade Hot Cocoa:
recipe source: {here}

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 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 
chocolate shavings
homemade whipped topping

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. Top with whipped topping and chocolate shavings. 

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