This is a very good recipe, and people need to realize that the quality of their cocoa choice will give the quality of the drink. Find a very good quality baking cocoa like Droste, Guittard, etc - aim for a dark, dutched cocoa (even Hershey's has come out with one now with European on it). They make better drinking cocoas as they are less bitter to the palate. Type of milk will also change the outcome -- I enjoy 2 per cent milk since I'm watching calories. Whole milk is much better actually. Options that can go with this: vanilla extract; more chocolate flavor with whisking in 2 tbsp semi-sweet choco chips; whisk in a tbsp creamy or crunchy peanut butter; stir in 1 tbsp of heavy cream; stir in some honey for the sweetener; brown sugar instead of white sugar; add in some mint flavoring or crushed mint candies; and so forth. It is a wonderful base as is, but variety is easy with this good foundation and the texture is pleasant instead of too thick. My kids also love it. Can be cooked in the microwave, but have to stir very often and can boil over if not a huge bowl to make it in :-) ENJOY!! Great for dipping graham crackers, shortbread cookies, or cake doughnuts.
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This is a very good recipe, and people need to realize that the quality of their cocoa choice...