Mrs. Bush's Hot Cocoa

Mrs. Bush's Hot Cocoa
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 1/2 cups light cream OR: half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch ground cinnamon (optional)
  • Topping (optional):
  • Whipped cream
  • Grated orange rind
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder

Make It

1. Mix together cocoa powder, sugar and salt in 3-quart saucepan.

2. Pour in milk, whisking until smooth. Heat over medium-high heat until dissolved, about 5 minutes.

3. Stir in light cream and vanilla, and cinnamon if desired. Heat to just under boiling over medium-high heat, 7 to 10 minutes, whisking.

4. Mix well and divide into 6 mugs. Top with whipped cream, orange rind and cocoa powder, if desired.