The Best Cocoa

In the winter, nothing beats homemade hot cocoa.

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  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 cup water


  • 3/4 cup low-fat (1% milkfat) milk
  • Miniature marshmallows (optional)
  • 1 cinnamon stick, 4 inches long (optional)


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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and cocoa. Stir in the water. Bring to a boil over moderate heat. Lower the heat and simmer for 2 minutes, whisking constantly. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Stir in the milk. Increase the heat to moderate; cook until heated through. Do not boil. Pour into a cup. Top with several marshmallows and add the cinnamon stick as a stirrer if you like. Makes 1 cup.[/step-item]


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