Hot Chocolate a/k/a: Hot Cocoa
Easy and Delicious
about 4 servings
1 cup hot water
tbsp. cocoa powder, Droste brand from Holland
1/4 cup sugar
In a saucepan combine the cocoa, sugar and salt and stir to
blend out lumps. Slowly add the hot water to create a chocolate-like
syrup, stirring as it comes to a boil, then simmer for 2 minutes over low
heat, add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Warm 2 cups milk and 1 cup light cream
in a separate pan (or microwave) and add it to the chocolate mixture,
heating it all to a simmer. Note that heating milk in this manner forms a
skin that you might like to remove. The best way to do this is to strain
the hot cocoa before serving or use a spoon to skim it off.
in warmed mugs and top with whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder!