December 24, 2016

Hot Cocoa

While I wish Christmas season would last longer, I still enjoyed the one month that preceded Christmas. That is when we decided to begin our Christmas celebration. The tree was up a month ago with little tweaks and twists whenever we were mood for a change. CBN radio played all along and I lost count of the Christmas movies we watched. Each movie spoke of Christmas spirit, family, love and hope. Put together, it is the celebration of life putting aside all our worries.  Baking also found way into our life and mall hopping to see the Santa Claus and Christmas decor were not far behind. 

It's Christmas eve and I hope all of you are all ready for the big day! The climate is chilly in most parts of the world and if you are in mood for a drink (non alcoholic :P) - here is a recipe you can count on. It makes me think of all the days we went to Cafe Coffee day for a sip at Hot Cocoa and it took me years to realise I could make one at home with easily available ingredients.



This would be all my Christmas recipes for this year. Wishing you all a very very blessed and joyous Christmas!!


Ingredients
(single serve)

  1. Milk - 1 cup
  2. Cocoa powder(unsweetened) - 1 tbsp
  3. Instant coffee powder - 1/4 tsp
  4. Sugar - 1 tsp
  5. Cinnamon powder - 2 pinches
  6. Vanilla essence - 2 drops

Method

Warm the milk in a sauce pan. Add the cocoa powder, instant coffee powder and sugar. Using a hand whisk, stir the contents well to prevent cocoa powder from forming lumps.
Turn off the flame just when it begins to boil. Stir in the cinnamon powder and vanilla essence and serve hot.

You may also note - 
  1. Cocoa powder tends to form lumps, you can sieve the powder in order to avoid that.
  2. Sweetness may be adjusted as per your choice.
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