Favorite Hot Chocolate

Favorite Hot Chocolate

Made with:

HERSHEY'S Cocoa, Natural (Item# 63505)

Ingredients

4 oz. (1/2 cup) sugar
1 oz. (1/4 cup) HERSHEY'S Cocoa, Natural (Item# 63505)
Dash salt
1/3 cup hot water
32 fl. oz. milk
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
-- Whipped cream topping or marshmallows (optional)

Directions

    1. Mix together sugar, HERSHEY'S Cocoa and salt in medium heavy-bottomed saucepan; stir in water. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil and stir 2 minutes. Add milk; stir and heat until hot (do not boil). Remove from heat; add vanilla. Whisk until foamy.
    2. Pour into serving mugs or cups. Garnish with whipped cream topping or marshmallows, if desired. Serve immediately.

      VARIATIONS: Add one of the following with the vanilla extract:
      SPICED: 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg. Serve with cinnamon stick, if desired.
      MINT: 1/2 teaspoon mint extract OR 3 tablespoons crushed hard peppermint candy. Serve with peppermint stick, if desired.
      CITRUS: 1/2 teaspoon orange extract.
      MOCHA: 1 to 2 tablespoons powdered instant coffee.
      AU LAIT: Spoon 2 tablespoons softened vanilla ice cream on top of each cup of hot chocolate at serving time.
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