Wednesday, February 10, 2010

World's Best Hot Chocolate

Rating: 5 stars
Prep time: Medium (as far as hot chocolate goes)

Trust me, after a few batches of this, you won't be able to go back to Swiss Miss!

2/3 cup sugar*
1/3 cup Hershey's unsweetened cocoa
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
5 1/2 cup milk
1 (12 ounce) can of evaporated milk or 1 1/2 cups cream
1 Tablespoon vanilla
In a saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa, and salt; add water. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils. Boil and stir 2 minutes. Stir in milk and evaporated milk (or cream) and heat. Do not boil. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Makes 8 cups.
*The original recipe calls for a full cup of sugar, but I have never actually made it with that much. It is VERY overly sweet to me. I use 2/3 cups, which (oddly enough) doesn't make the cocoa taste darker, just brings out the chocolate flavor a little more and makes it healthier. 

3 comments:

  1. This sounds so good. We are big hot cocoa drinkers at this house, so I will definitely give this a try. Thanks!

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  2. It IS so good! Super rich and creamy. It's also fine without the evaporated milk (though it lacks that extra richness).

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  3. Oh, and also - it can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days afterward.

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