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Recipes: Hot Chocolate and Homemade Instant Cocoa

Recipes: Hot Chocolate and Homemade Instant Cocoa
BY YOUR NAME Staff Writer Published: December 22, 2010

Hot Chocolate

6 ounces shaved semisweet chocolate, or nibs

2 cups half-and-half

2 to 4 teaspoons powdered sugar

Marshmallows, optional

Ground cinnamon, optional

• Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat.

• Pour in half-and-half, then lightly whisk in chocolate until the mixture begins to foam and reaches boiling point. Remove from heat and stir in sugar and sweeten to taste. Then whisk vigorously to desired frothiness.

• Pour into four mugs; top with marshmallows and cinnamon, if desired.

• Source: Dave Cathey.

Homemade Instant Cocoa

2¼ cups powdered milk

1¾ cups powdered sugar

1 cup Dutch cocoa

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

5 to 6 cups hot water, milk or a combination of the two

• Toss all dry ingredients in a resealable plastic bag and shake until well-combined.

• Heat a small pot or medium saucepan over medium heat until steaming, removing before it boils.

• Spoon enough mixture into cups to fill halfway. Add heated liquid to cups and stir until combined.

• Seal remainder in the bag and store until the urge for cocoa hits again.

• Source: Dave Cathey.


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