The chilly cold weather is setting in and hot chocolate can serve as the perfect morning drink. With Christmas here, it can be a festive alternative to the routine cups of tea and coffee. With the following recipes, hot chocolate can be made with a 3-way twist:
Mix cocoa, sugar and salt in a pan. Add water and bring this mixture to a boil. Stir continuously. Add milk and heat the liquid. Turn off the heat, add vanilla extract and mix again. Divide into mugs or glasses. Add cream and serve.
Heat milk in a pan. Add cocoa powder and keep stirring continuously to avoid lumps. Add sugar and mix well till the sugar dissolves and mixes well. Get it off the heat and serve in a glass. Top the drink with marshmallows and whipped cream.
Mix the cocoa powder, salt, sugar and 2 cups milk in a bowl over medium-low heat until no lumps remain and bring to a rapid simmer. Add the milk to it, gently mix well and then take it off the heat. Pour the hot chocolate, top with cinnamon sticks, a touch of cocoa powder and enjoy!