Quick Hot Cocoa — One Mug at a Time

submitted by Debbie Carrell From Cocoa Cookbook
country of origin: USA

1 Tbsp cocoa
2 Tbsp sugar
dash salt
3 Tbsp cold milk
1/8 tsp vanilla (optional)
boiling water

Directions: Combine cocoa, sugar, and salt in mug. Stir in cold milk until blended like a syrup. Add vanilla and stir. Fill mug the rest of the way with hot water.

  • preparation time: 5 minutes
  • makes: 1 cup
  • VARIATIONS: Canadian Cocoa: Add 1/8 tsp maple extract.
  • Irish Mint Cocoa: Add 1/8 tsp pure mint and peppermint extract.
  • Orange Cocoa Cappuccino: Add 1/8 tsp pure orange extract.
  • Swiss Mocha: Add 1/2 tsp instant coffee.
  • Vienense Cocoa: Add cinnamon and nutmeg. Serve with a cinnamon stick.