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Hot Cocoa

This rich and creamy drink is very satisfying on a cold winter's day. It's also a snap to prepare.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Yield: 4 cups

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups whole milk (*can substitute low-fat or 1% milk)
  • ½ cup unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa powder, sifted
  • ¼ cup superfine sugar

Directions:

  1. Place the milk in a medium heavy-duty saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the cocoa powder and sugar. Toss to blend well. Add 4 tablespoons of the hot milk and stir until the mixture forms a paste.
  3. Pour the cocoa paste into the hot milk and stir until the mixture is completely smooth. Divide the hot chocolate milk between 4 mugs and serve immediately.

Per serving: Calories 219 (From Fat 86); Fat 10g (Saturated 6g); Cholesterol 33mg; Sodium 122mg; Carbohydrate 29g (Dietary Fiber 3g); Protein 10g.