Makes 4 servings • Medium saucepan
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1/3 cup hot water
1 quart milk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. In a medium saucepan, stir together the cocoa powder, sugar, and salt. Add the water, stirring to moisten the cocoa. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
2. Add the milk, stir, and heat until just steaming (do not boil after adding the milk). Stir in the vanilla and serve.
A Note from Miss Kay
I know making homemade hot cocoa isn’t necessary anymore with all the powdered mixes available, but it sure is good. If you’re looking for a way to treat your friends, this will do the trick.