Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
In need of a comfort food fix? Treat yourself to a big mug of creamy hot chocolate, Mexican style, with this quick-as-a-wink recipe. If you think the weather's too hot for hot cocoa, find a place that well air-conditioned... coz this recipe is fantastic all year round! This is from www.verybestbaking.com, a Nestle website.
- 1⁄2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
- 1 -2 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup boiling water
- Combine dry milk, sugar, cinnamon, and cocoa in mug or cup; stir in boiling water.
- Stir in vanilla extract, inhale deeply, and indulge immediately!
I'd really been feeling weak from morning and was in need of something to get me going through the day. Luckily, I spotted this recipe in my file and went rightaway to make it. What more can I say than - It stirred me back to life! Thanks, Anu! Now for an UPDATE! This afternoon, when in the midst of writing my examination paper on Java, I was really in need of something that would re-charge my brain cells:) All of a sudden, I thought of substituting the cocoa powder in this recipe for Ovaltine and omit the cinnamon and vanilla extract. I did that! I brought a cup of water to a boil and poured it into an Ovaltine mug that contained 1/2 cup Nido milk powder, 2 tbsps. of sugar and 1 1/2 tbsps. of Ovaltine. Stirred in the water and voila! I drank it like a kid;) It makes an excellent drink this way as well, and plus, slightly guilt free!! Try it, your going to love it! :)
This makes a wonderfully different mug of cocoa! Made as posted. Thanks for sharing Anu. Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag.
This turned out a bit too gritty for me despite the fact that I mixed and mixed and mixed with my mini whisk. The flavor was good though. This made more than 8 oz. - probably something like 10-12oz. of hot chocolate, so I had to use a travel mug to contain it all since my mugs are just 8 oz. Anyways, good flavor just not as smooth as I would have liked it to be. Oh - and I put extra cinnamon in cause I like my hot chocolate that way!