Bunyan's Steaming Hot Cocoa Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Bunyan's Steaming Hot Cocoa

Paul Bushay

By
@chefbunyan

This is how I was taught to make cocoa by the chefs I worked for in St. Louis. It is by far the best cocoa I've ever had!


Featured Pinch Tips Video

Comments:

Serves:

8

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1
vanilla bean
6 Tbsp
splenda blend
6 Tbsp
good quality unsweetened cocoa
1/2 c
water
6 c
1%, 2%, or whole milk (don't use skim, it's nasty)
1/8 tsp
good quality ground cinnamon

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Use a 3 or 4 quart heavy bottomed saucepan
2
Slice the vanilla bean open length wise & scrape out all the seeds with the tip of a paring knife
3
Put all of the seeds in the pan, and throw in the scraped bean as well
4
Add the water, splenda blend, cocoa, & cinnamon
5
Whisk with a wire whip to combine.
6
Heat to a boil over LOW heat, whisking frequently
7
As soon as it comes to a boil, add your milk and continue heating over LOW heat, whisking occasionally until the cocoa reaches 180 degrees. DON'T LET IT BOIL!
8
Take out the vanilla bean pod
9
Serve in warmed mugs with a dollop of whipped cream or mini marshmallows

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks, Other Drinks
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids