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Hot Chocolate & Cocoa

January 13, 2010

For all of those who have read my article in The Tennessean and wanted recipes for Hot Chocolate and Hot Cocoa, here it is!  Enjoy!

Hot Chocolate

Yield: 2 servings (because who wants to drink Hot Chocolate alone?!)

2 cups milk

3 to 4 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped or broken into pieces (I prefer bittersweet)

Place the milk in a heavy saucepan and place over medium heat.  Heat until just below boiling, about 4 to 5 minutes.

Remove from the heat and whisk in the chocolate until melted. Pour into warm mugs and enjoy!

Hot Cocoa

Yield: 4 servings

4-1/2 cups + 2 tablespoons milk, divided

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

1/4 cup sugar

Place 4-1/2 cups of the milk in a medium saucepan and place over medium heat.  Heat until just below boiling, around 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix together the cocoa, sugar and the remaining milk to form a paste.  When the milk is ready, remove from the heat and stir in the cocoa mixture.  Pour into warm mugs and enjoy!