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Recipe

Classic Hot Cocoa

Featured in our 2017 Christmas Guide
Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields 2-2/3 cups.

Servings: 3 to 4

This is the hot cocoa from my childhood, chocolatey but not rich enough to spoil dinner. I think mini marshmallows are essential, but you can skip them if you wish.

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 3 to 4 Tbs. granulated sugar
  • Pinch table salt
  • 2-1/2 cups whole milk
  • Mini marshmallows (optional), for garnish

Nutritional Information

      Nutritional Sample Size based on four servings
      Calories (kcal) : 140
      Fat Calories (kcal): 50
      Fat (g): 6
      Saturated Fat (g): 3.5
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 1.5
      Cholesterol (mg): 15
      Sodium (mg): 135
      Carbohydrates (g): 20
      Fiber (g): 2
      Protein (g): 6

Preparation

  • Put the cocoa powder, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan. Pour in 1/4 cup of the milk and whisk constantly until the mixture is smooth and free of lumps. Pour in the remaining milk and whisk to combine. Set the pan over medium to medium-high heat. Cook, whisking frequently, until hot, 4 to 5 minutes. For best flavor, do not let the cocoa boil. Serve hot, topped with mini marshmallows, if you like.

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