Hershey’s Hot Cocoa

Last month, my friend Melissa posted on facebook about how awesome homemade hot cocoa was. I asked her to share the recipe, and she sent me this link: Hershey’s Hot Cocoa. She is right! This is so creamy, rich, and delicious that you’ll never want to have powdered mix again! It has been freezing in Santa Cruz, so I made this last night. Topped with homemade whipped cream it’s the perfect treat to warm you up.

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
Dash salt
1/3 cup hot water
4 cups (1 qt.) milk (I used 2 cups fat free and 2 cups whole milk)
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Miniature marshmallows or sweetened whipped cream (optional)

Stir together sugar, cocoa and salt in medium saucepan; stir in water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil and stir 2 minutes. Add milk; stirring constantly, heat to serving temperature. Do Not Boil.
Remove from heat; add vanilla. Beat with rotary beater or whisk until foamy. Serve topped with marshmallows or whipped cream, if desired. Five 8-oz. servings.

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