Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Hot Cocoa | Easy Single Cup Hot Cocoa

Hot Cocoa, a delicious and cozy drink made from milk & cocoa powder. Couple of years back only, I tasted my first hot cocoa from the coffee shop on a snowy day and instantly loved it and it gave such a cozy feeling when I had sipped it. I'm the person who doesn't like chocolate and never ever craved chocolate in my life so far. But somehow I started liking this drink and have been making it at home more often on winter days. You know what , certain foods are delectable only in some circumstances like this hot cocoa and i can't even think of having this on hot summer days. Do you ever feel like that ? 

Hot Cocoa and Hot Chocolate are the same ?
Both words are used interchangeably in many places. Compared to hot cocoa, hot chocolate has richer flavor and thick consistency because of chocolate in it. I personally like hot cocoa more for milder flavor.

What milk tastes best for hot cocoa?
Full fat milk is great for making hot cocoa. But you can use low fat, non-fat or dairy free milk also. Even you can use 1/2 milk and 1/2 water for a milder version.

Which sweetener is best for hot cocoa?
I have preferred to use  sugar and maple syrup for my hot cocoa. But come on, it's your drink, add whatever you like.

Tips for yummy & lip smacking hot cocoa?
  1. Use good quality cocoa powder.
  2. Add a pinch of salt bring out the flavors well.
  3. Add couple of tbsp of cream.

Hot Cocoa

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 5 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Curry | Recipe Cuisine: American
Hot cocoa, Easy Cocoa, Single Cup Hot Cocoa Hot Cocoa, a delicious and cozy drink made from milk & cocoa powder..
Cocoa Powder - 1 tbsp
Maple Syrup - 1 & 1/2 tbsp
Milk - 1 cup
Salt -  a pinch
Vanilla Extract - 1/4 tsp

In a saucepan, add the cocoa powder, maple syrup and 2 tbsp of milk. 
Whisk it together until there are no lumps. Next add the salt. And the remaining  cup of milk, mix it together and put it on heat.Bring into boil on medium flame. Switch off the flame and add the vanilla extract, give a quick stir and serve. Tasty homemade Hot Cocoa is ready. If you want, sprinkle some cocoa powder on top.
  • You can top it with marshmallows and serve.
  • I have used full fat milk here.
  • Little salt brings out the flavor well.
  • Adjust the sweet as per your liking.

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