Hot Chocolate

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Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

Our hot cocoa is rich and chocolaty without the overly sweet taste of some packaged mixes. We give it a luxurious froth with a whisk or blender—or use a cappuccino frother if you have one.

Serves 1

Prep Time 5 min

Total Time 5 min.


  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup 1% milk, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Mix sugar, cocoa and 2 tablespoons cold milk in a mug until smooth. Heat the remaining milk in a small saucepan on the stovetop or in a 2-cup glass measure in the microwave until steaming hot but not boiling. Stir in the cocoa mixture and vanilla.

Step 2

To froth the hot chocolate, whirl a whisk in it by rubbing your hands back and forth. (Alternatively, pour the hot chocolate into a blender, cover with the lid and a kitchen towel and blend until frothy.) Pour it back into the mug and sprinkle with cinnamon.