Saturday Recipe for 10-30-10

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When my girls were young trick-or-treaters, they always came back home ready for a hot drink to warm them up.  This is the hot cocoa I made every time. 

Hot Cocoa for Cold Trick-Or-Treaters

For each serving:

1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
Dash salt
1/4 cup hot water
3/4 cup milk

1.  In a small saucepan, mix together the cocoa powder, sugar, and salt.  Add hot water, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
2.  Add milk and heat through, but do not boil.  Top with whipped cream or mini-marshmallows, if desired.  You can also whip the cocoa if your kids like some froth on top.  Serves one.

For Adults:  If I want some cocoa, too, I sometimes use hot coffee in place of the hot water.

2 Responses to Saturday Recipe for 10-30-10

  1. November 1, 2010 at 5:44 pm #

    With the coffee version–throw in a cinnamon stick, a bit of dark chocolate, and a dash of cayenne pepper and watch them come running 🙂

    Your passion for antique cookbooks is wonderful.

    Take care,


  2. November 1, 2010 at 8:19 pm #

    Hi Chase – I am going to try your additions to my next batch of hot cocoa. It sounds great! Thanks for writing and sharing the cookbook passion for the oldies but goodies.

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