According to the weather people, this weekend’s going to be another cold and wintery one for much of the country. And nothing takes the chill off a day spent playing in the snow (or shoveling it) than a cup of “real” hot cocoa. I’ve been using this recipe forever, and it’s always worth the extra bit of time it takes to make.
“Real” Hot Cocoa
• 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 4 cups milk
• 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
• miniature marshmallows
Blend cocoa and sugar in a small bowl. In a medium saucepan, heat milk to scalding. Mix about 1/3 cup of the hot milk into the cocoa-sugar mixture, then pour cocoa mixture into hot milk in the saucepan; stir until well blended. Stir in vanilla. Serve with mini marshmallows. Serves 4.