, hot cocoa, drinking chocolate or just cocoa is a beverage, usually served hot, typically consisting of chocolate or cocoa powder, milk or hot water, and sugar. While nomenclature varies, drinks described as hot cocoa generally do not contain cocoa butter, while drinks described as hot chocolate may contain cocoa butter.
The beverage became popular in Europe after being introduced from what is now Mexico in the New World.
When made with white chocolate, the beverage is referred to as white hot chocolate.
Hot chocolate is frequently served with whipped cream or marshmallows on top.
Hmm... This wonderful hot chocolate recipe is great for you to relax.
You can mix this half and half with coffee for an extra caffeine kick, or you can let it cool down and pop it in the blender with some ice cream and make a milkshake! Hot Chocolate Mix recipeIngredients
3 cups confectioners' sugar
3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup non-dairy powdered coffee creamer
1 cup cocoa powder
4 teaspoons cinnamonPreparation
1. Mix all ingredients together well.
2. Store in an airtight container.
3. To serve, place 1/4 cup mix in cup and add 3/4 cup hot milk, stirring until mix is well blended.Nutritional information per serving
: 117 calories, 1.5g fat, 1.1g fiber