"...social protocol states when a friend is upset you offer them a hot beverage, such as tea"
-Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
....in this case...homemade hot cocoa!
Whether you have been out holiday shopping in the cold all day or just want to relax after a long and busy day, this cocoa is perfect for bringing friends and family together. Sure you could make hot cocoa from a package, but this is so much richer and you can adapt it adding more or less sugar and cocoa to suit your personal preferences, it is also relaxing just smelling the aroma of chocolate while stirring this hot sweet treat!
This recipe is an adaptation from the Hershey's Hot Cocoa Recipe and makes 5 to 6 large mugs of delicious hot cocoa!
Here is what you will need:
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa
dash of salt
4 cups of 1% milk
1/3 cup hot water
1 teaspoon vanilla
In large saucepan, over medium heat, mix together cocoa, sugar, salt, and water, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Boil and stir for 2 minutes. Add milk and vanilla stirring constantly until hot. Serve with whipped topping.