Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hot Chocolate

On occasion Dacia Grace will ask me to add her favorite recipes to this blog.  This happens to be one of them.  She loves to cook and has quite the palate.  Here is one of her favorites that she picked up from the Activity TV DVD series.  (Love this series.  There are many other topics other than cooking in this series.)

Hot Chocolate

1/2 c sugar
1/4 c unsweetened cocoa
Dash of salt
1/3 c hot water
4 c Mimicreme or other dairy free milk
3/4 tsp vanilla
Whipped cream or marshmallows

In small sauce pan whisk sugar, unsweetened cocoa and salt to remove lumps.  Add water to make a paste.  Over medium high heat, whisk to a smooth paste.  Bring to a boil.  Boil for 2 minutes.  Reduce to medium low.  Add milk gradually, stirring constantly.  DO NOT let it come to a boil.  Skim off skin film that forms on top.  Add vanilla.  Whisk rapidly to create foam.  Pour into cups.  Add whipped cream or marshmallows and enjoy.


Can also make with regular milk for those that do not have to be dairy free.

Can also use a small amount of mint extract for a minty flavor.

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