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Homestyle Hot Cocoa Recipe
10min | 4 servings | 332 cal
“Perfect for snowy winter nights.”
½ cup white sugar ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon 1 pinch salt ⅓ cup boiling water 3 cups milk 1 cup half-and-half, divided ¾ tsp vanilla extract 8 large marshmallows (optional) 8 chocolate chips (optional)
Prep: 5min | Cook: 5min | Ready in: 10min
Step 1 Whisk together sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon and salt in a saucepan; stir in boiling water. Whisk until sugar is dissolved.
Step 2 Bring cocoa mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes; stir milk and ½ cup half-and-half into water mixture. Cook and stir until hot, about 2 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in remaining half-and-half and vanilla extract.
Step 3 Divide cocoa into mugs. Press chocolate chips into marshmallows; top each cup with two marshmallows. Enjoy!
Tip: Ground cinnamon may be omitted in lieu of a whole cinnamon stick, used for garnish.