Midnight Mama Hot Cocoa for One

Ingredients

  • tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar (depending on how sweet you like it)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup milk or any combination of milk, half-and-half, or cream, soy, almond milk, etc...
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of cinnamon (optional)
 It's midnight (or...you know...3am) and everyone else is asleep. Um, yeah you deserve a little treat. (Admission: okay, technically this can be made during the day, too, and even shared with the fam, but I like it best in the still of the night, all by my lonesome, and of course topped with marshmallows!)

It's midnight (or...you know...3am) and everyone else is asleep. Um, yeah you deserve a little treat. (Admission: okay, technically this can be made during the day, too, and even shared with the fam, but I like it best in the still of the night, all by my lonesome, and of course topped with marshmallows!)

Directions

  • Whisk together the cocoa, sugar, salt, and about 2 tablespoons milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until cocoa and sugar are dissolved.
  • Whisk in the rest of the milk and heat it over medium heat, whisking occasionally, until it is hot. Stir in the vanilla and serve.
  • This recipe multiplies easily. When you get up to a quart of milk, use 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Hot Tip - If you like it frothy, blend it in the blender.