Hot Chocolate is a all time favorite not only for kids but for a lot of adults too. A hot cup of chocolate on a cold day is a perfect combo. Instead of shelling around 3 bucks for a small cup of hot chocolate, you can make your own home made hot cocoa, for a lot less cost and with the perfect amount of sugar you like. All you need is a natural unsweetened cocoa powder. I used the Hershey's brand of unsweetened cocoa powder, bought at Walmart.
Cocoa Powder - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Salt - a pinch
Vanilla Extract - few drops(optional)
Hot Milk - 1 cup (You can even reduce the quantity of milk by adding hot water, I used 1/3 cup water and 2/3 cup milk)
Method of Preparation:
1. In a clean dry cup, add the dry ingredients - cocoa powder, sugar and salt. Mix well.
2. Heat the milk(add the water to the milk, if using any) in a microwave for 11/2 to 2 minutes or until hot.
3. Add a little hot milk to the cup and mix well, ensuring that no lumps are formed.
4. Add the rest of the milk and vanilla essence, mix well and enjoy your home made hot cocoa.