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The Harried Housewife: Hot cocoa

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Winter is here and hot cocoa is a great comforting beverage to enjoy the next few months.

HOT COCOA

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup water

3 cups milk

1 cup half-and-half or fat-free half-and-half

1 teaspoon vanilla

Miniature marshmallows or whipped cream

In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Add water; bring to a boil, stirring continuously. Add milk and half-and-half. Cook until mixture is thoroughly heated, stirring frequently (do not boil). Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into mugs; top with miniature marshmallows or whipped cream. Makes 6 servings.

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