Spiced Hot Chocolate

Total Time
5 mins
10 mins

Adapted from a recipe in Better Homes & Gardens Meals for 1 or 2. Sorry, made this last night and it tasted like something was missing and I realized it was the cinnamon. It was in the directions, but I accidentally left it out of the ingredients list. It's been updated now.

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  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, orange zest, and salt.
  2. Blend in water and heat to boiling.
  3. Boil gently for 1 minute.
  4. Mix in milk and vanilla and heat almost to boiling, but do NOT allow to boil.
  5. Remove whole spices, then beat with a mixer until frothy.
  6. Pour into mugs, garnish if desired, and serve hot.