Cooking 101- Abby's Rich Homemade Cocoa

It's a cold, sort of snowy day, and nothing sounds better to me than a rich cup of cocoa! So I made some. (So let's see...that's another 4 laps on the treadmill for me today...)
This cocoa has a little KICK in it, so if you're woman enough, you should definitely try this - and maybe share with a friend!

1 1/4 c. milk
1/2 c. half and half
2 oz. (half of a 4 oz. bar) bittersweet chocolate
2 oz. milk chocolate
1/2 t. vanilla
1/2 T. sugar (optional)
A pinch or two of cayenne pepper (NOT optional)
Whipped cream (optional)

In a medium saucepan, heat milk and half and half to almost a simmer. Remove from heat, add chocolate, stirring until melted. Whisk in all other ingredients. Gently reheat, serve immediately.

Garnish with whipped cream, and cinnamon sticks or vanilla beans.


missliss5 said...

Ooooohhhhh, I so want some of this right now!

DeGooyer Family said...

Oh, this sounds SO good. Thanks for the recipe!!

missliss5 said...

Blast.....I forgot to buy half and half at the store yesterday...