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1 very large mug's worth of milk. I think mine are more than 16 oz. As long as you are going for hot cocoa, you may as well go for broke.

In small saucepan:

3 heaping teaspoons of cocoa powder
3 teaspoons of sugar
Just enough milk to get it all wet.

Whisk (with mini-whisk or fork) over medium heat to get it to all meld together into perfect chocolate goo.

Whisk in:
2 hefty shakes cinnamon
1 gentle shake of chili powder

The rest of the milk.

Keep stirring until desired heat; do not let it boil.

Optional: a dash of salt (I don't use it)
Or instead of cinnamon and chili powder use just cinnamon, or a light pinch of pumpkin pie seasoning. Or ginger and orange zest/flavoring (without the cinnamon).

Mmmmm. But first, we go out to play in the snow.

Date: 2008-12-19 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lollardfish.livejournal.com
Chili powder!

Ok, so I'm weird. I love mexican hot chocolate though.

Date: 2008-12-19 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] creidylad.livejournal.com
mmm-hmmmm. This is probably not chili-ish enough to qualify, but it's a little bit in that direction. So yummy.

Date: 2008-12-19 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mr-niggle.livejournal.com
I sure wish I could have some hot cocoa right now. It was a long wait on the highway.

Date: 2008-12-19 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] creidylad.livejournal.com
Me too :(

Date: 2008-12-20 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thickie.livejournal.com
So, you're gonna make that on the 27th, right?!?!?!?

YUMM-O!!!

Date: 2008-12-21 05:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] creidylad.livejournal.com
I could be persuaded. Or Christmas day...

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