I have been making this recipe for ages now and when I first found it, it was on the side of Hershey's Cocoa Tin. As a matter of fact, my mother used to make this for my sister and me in Cuba, when we weren't even so little. Found this on hershey's web site.
This is one of my absolute favourite things to drink, other than coffee and regular tea, that is! It's so easy, and it's good for you, too! You can buy ginger tea in packets, but it's better (and cheaper, too) to just make your own with fresh ginger. Thanks to Cdn Living Magazine for the original recipe I based this on!
An easy flavored coffee just as tasty as the expensive stuff from the coffee shop. Quantities are a little vague because I'm not sure how my favorite, huge mug scales down to smaller cups -- use your sense of smell to find proportions that are flavorful, but not too candy-sticky because this is coffee to go with dessert rather than to substitute for the dessert. :) Since I like flavored coffees in the evening I usually use decaf -- brewed strong. Most of the prep time is brewing the coffee.
By Holly Burrows and Katie Walter : Hot cocoa is prepared using cocoa powder; hot chocolate is prepared using chocolate bars melted into a cream. In this recipe we've captured the best of both worlds: hence the name Hot Cocolat!
This recipe is from my daughter's school teacher...We had it once after Christmas caroling..it is so delicious after being out on a cold winters night..the smell is absolutely to die for when it's simmering!
One morning when it was really cold and raining out, I was doing my Crossing Guard job at the corner I "work" at. A few yards from the corner is a small Espresso/coffee hut. After I got done and was getting ready to leave the corner, one of the girls who works at the espresso hut came up to me and asked me if I wanted either a hot chocolate or a Hot Caramel Apple Cider. I opted for the Hot Caramel Apple Cider. I was so cold and wet that I drank it hot without letting it cool off at all!! It was so good and it immediately started to warm me up. I could taste the caramel in it. A couple of days later when I got one on my own I asked what was in it and the girl who gave me my first one, told me. I think I have the right amounts of ingredients. You can add more caramel sauce and/or vanilla to suit your taste. This recipe can easily be multiplied to serve more people. I am sure you could use apple juice if you don't have apple cider on hand.
Spice this up even further by adding 1 teaspoon each nutmeg and allspice, and 1/4 teaspoon white pepper. You may choose to omit the French vanilla creamer, and use 2 teaspoons vanilla extract instead. To do so, mix the vanilla into the sugar, let it dry, then break the sugar into small lumps. Follow the same procedure as above. A quick, but very appreciative THANK YOU to the reviewers who aren't receiving zmail!