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    Old Fashioned Cocoa

    Old Fashioned Cocoa. Photo by Marsha D.

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    15 mins

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    5 mins

    Shirl (J) 831's Note:

    You'll never go back to instant cocoa again!

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    1. 1
      In a small pan, combine cocoa and sugar, whisk in half and half till smooth.
    2. 2
      Over low heat, whisk in milk and vanilla, bring to a simmer.
    3. 3
      Pour into hot mugs and top with cream and chocolate.
    4. 4
      To add variety add cinnamon and nutmeg before adding milk, or use peppermint extract in place of vanilla.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 25, 2006


      Rich chocolatey cocoa with a dominate chocolate flavor. Used Penzey's dutch process cocoa and loved it. Not very sweet, though, and all three of my kids refused to drink it as is. A little more sugar made it just right for the kiddie crowd. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    • on February 17, 2006


      WOW! This is the REAL THING! A taste from my childhood that I never thought I'd find again...My kids love hot chocolate, but we ran out of the instant packets so we gave this a try and GUESS WHAT...Cheyenne specifically requested that I do NOT get more instant packets at the store! LOL! So far this week, we have made a batch for their bedtime snack 4 days in a row! I love the richness that the vanilla adds and the creaminess that the half & half adds. PERFECTION!! Thank you for sharing this, Shirl!

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    • on November 28, 2005


      Simple and delicious. I like that there is not a terribly large amount of sugar so the flavor of the chocolate really shines through. The amount of half-and-half is just right for this to be rich and delicous without being cloying and overpowering. I think the powdered sugar gives a gentler sweetness than many other cocoas made with regular sugar. I know this one's a keeper because I made it once and then went back to make it the next day! Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Old Fashioned Cocoa

    Serving Size: 1 (293 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 252.3
    Calories from Fat 125
    Total Fat 13.8 g
    Saturated Fat 8.5 g
    Cholesterol 45.3 mg
    Sodium 134.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 26.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
    Sugars 7.7 g
    Protein 11.0 g

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