Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Mmm Hot Cocoa

We've had such great weather the past couple of days!  I'm talking only wearing a windbreaker in the city, walking the dogs in capris, no jacket necessary great weather.  Which never happens here in December.  Naturally, when I left the house just after dark this evening, wearing running capris with no fleece... it was freezing!  And now I haven't been able to get warm.  Bring on the hot cocoa.

Quick & Easy Hot Cocoa
(original recipe found here)

1 1/2 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 cup (or 2 Tbs) Splenda sugar blend
2 cups skim milk 
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
miniature marshmallows 
*this makes one jumbo cup of cocoa, so double the recipe for more servings

In a small bowl, mix the cocoa powder and sugar together.  In a medium saucepan, bring the milk to a scalding temperature over medium heat.  Pour about 1/3 of the hot milk into the cocoa and sugar mixture and mix togetherReturn this to the saucepan and continue stirring over heat until well combined.  Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.  

Pour into your cup, sprinkle your marshmallows, and warm up!


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