Classic Hot Chocolate

5
Fran Miller

By
@TchrLdy71

...or Classic Cocoa, depending on your location. Mom always made this for us kids as we were growing up, but it was always a bit powdery. Of all people, my brother, Jake, came home from a cooking class & told us about making the paste, then adding the milk. No more powder! Now why didn't I think of that...? =^..^=

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4-6, depending on serving size
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c
    cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1/2 c
    white sugar
  • dash
    of salt
  • 4 c
    milk
  • some
    marshmallows, whipped cream, or candy cane stirrers, all optional

How to Make Classic Hot Chocolate

Step-by-Step

  1. Mix cocoa powder, sugar, and salt in a saucepan with a large spoon.
  2. Add about 3 Tablespoons of the milk to the dry ingredients.
  3. Stir well to make a smooth paste.
  4. Gradually whisk in remaining milk while cooking over low-medium heat. Do NOT boil. Stir often.
  5. When the hot chocolate is at the desired temperature, pour into mugs. Top with marshmallows or whipped cream. A candy cane makes a tasty stirrer.
  6. In a rush? Here's a shortcut. Mix up the cocoa as directed above, but in a microwave-safe measuring cup or bowl. Microwave for about 5 minutes TOTAL, stirring every 2 minutes, then checking during the final time to make sure cocoa is hot but not boiling.

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About Classic Hot Chocolate

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids
Hashtag: #cocoa



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