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11.17.16 The Best Hot Chocolate

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The Best Hot Chocolate

From Mulberry Street

Prep 25 min · Cook 20 min · Makes Yield 4 to 6 servings


3 cups whole milk

1 cup half-and-half

1/4 cup good quality Dutch process cocoa powder

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Place milk and half-and-half in a saucepan and heat to a simmer over medium heat.

Meanwhile, stir together the cocoa powder, sugar, and cinnamon.

A few teaspoons at a time, stir the hot milk into the cocoa mixture to make a smooth paste.

Scrape the cocoa mixture into the saucepan with the milk and simmer 2 minutes; do not let it boil. Stir in the vanilla and keep warm in a thermos.