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Vanilla Almond Hot Cocoa

Treat your family to this comforting, homemade cocoa as you decorate the tree or open holiday gifts. Vanilla and almond extracts make it taste even more special. —Vicki Holloway, Joelton, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings (2-1/2 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups 2% milk
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Miniature marshmallows, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa and salt. Stir in milk and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through. Remove from the heat; stir in extracts. Serve in mugs, with marshmallows if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 195 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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