I have a 1979 edition Hershey’s Cocoa Cookbook and it is chock-full of chocolately deliciousness!
With winter officially here, I thought it would be nice to share a few of the hot drink recipes. Cold weather makes me think of hot chocolate as well as football games and falling leaves. It’s nice to have several easy, delicious recipes to heat up a chilly evening.
Favorite Hot Cocoa
¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon cocoa
½ cup sugar
Dash of salt
1/3 cup hot water
1 quart milk
¾ teaspoon vanilla
Combine cocoa, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan and blend in water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 2 minutes. Add milk, stir and heat to serving temperature but do not boil. Remove from heat then add vanilla. Beat with a mixer until foamy. Makes about 5 servings.
For a single serving, combine 1 tablespoon cocoa, 2 tablespoons sugar, a dash of salt and 1 tablespoon of water. Boil and stir for 1 minute. Add 1 cup milk and 1/8 teaspoon vanilla. Heat to serving temperature, stirring occasionally.
Spiced Hot Cocoa
¼ cup cocoa
1/3 cup sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
½ cup hot water
3 ½ cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Dash of ground cloves
Combine cocoa, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a saucepan then blend in hot water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 2 minutes. Add milk and heat to serving temperature, stirring occasionally. Do not boil. Remove from heat then add vanilla and cloves. Beat with mixer until foamy. Serve hot. Garnish with cinnamon sticks, if desired. Makes 5 servings.
Hurry-Up Hot Cocoa
1 tablespoon cocoa
2 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
Combine cocoa, sugar and salt in a cup. Stir in hot milk to fill cup. Add vanilla and stir until blended.
Canadian Cocoa: Add 1/8 teaspoon maple extract.
Irish Mint: add 1/8 teaspoon pure mint and peppermint extract.
Orange Cocoa Cappuccino: Add 1/8 teaspoon pure orange extract.
Swiss Mocha: Add ½ teaspoon instant coffee granules.
Viennese Cocoa: Add a dash of ground cinnamon and a dash of ground nutmeg.
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