This was a wonderful treat on a very cool and windy mid-Oct day. The red and gold leaves are blowing around their now bare trees. Indoors a cup of hot cocoa with peanut butter was warming and delicious. I used Splenda and a 50/50 mix of skin milk and fat free coffee creamer for that richer taste. Dark Dutch cocoa and creamy Adams pb are a match made in heaven. Now I'm looking forward to trying the peppermint So simple and so very good :D.
I made it with 2 tablespoon of sugar (that's enough sweet for me). I used dark cacao powder. I added mini marshmallows to my son's hot cocoa. He liked it. For him I didn't made a variation. For mine (on photo), I made the mocha variation with instant espresso powder. It was very yummy. I can't wait to try with peanut butter. Thanks Swissms :) Made for Market tag game
I made the peppermint variation and topped it with whipped cream and more crushed peppermint candy, so good! This is a definite keeper! Want to give the mocha, mexican, and orange variations a try too. Made and reviewed for Comfort Cafe Event - January 2010.
This made a wonderful breakfast combined with toast. One of my favorite childhood breakfasts. We made this for 4. It was enjoyed by all. Made for the Comfort Cafe 01/10
This is so good I wished I had saved this to make for after my DS came home for Christmas break. I'll have to repeat it then! Thanks for sharing!
This was really great. The first time I made this, I did it for my parent's anniversary on Tuesday, and used the mocha variation. The second time I made it was this last today, and I used the banana variation. I have to say it was very well recieved. I did a little taste test of the first variation and it was amazing, and I have to say the banana variation was amazing as well. I can't wait to try the other variations!
I made this as an after school treat for my daughter and she absolutely loved it. We tried Variation #3 (mocha) which has just a hint of coffee and it was perfect. I topped it with whipped cream and chocolate curls - um um! We can't wait to try some of the other options. Thx so much for sharing this!
Nice. We had this without vanilla as I had none on hand but I added the cinnamon and banana. DD1 (4 years old) just had hers with extra organic cane sugar. I used organic cocoa powder and half & half cream (10%) & water.
The plain recipe is delicious and has a beautifully consistent texture! We reduced sugar to 2T. I made this in the microwave following the same procedures (except simply heat the water and don't bring it to boiling). I must say, mixing the first several ingredients without the milk definitely helps the cocoa powder mix correctly without clumping. Sometimes to save on calories I substitute 1/2c water for 1/2c milk (but of course it's best as indicated). The variations sound interesting, and I definitely should try them sometime. :)
I've enjoyed this a few times now.Thanks for adding all the variations. I just tried the banana variation and it made it creamy and rich (very filling).Thanks Swissms. for another great recipe.