Whether you call it hot chocolate or hot cocoa, there is nothing quite as comforting as a mug of warm liquid chocolate on a cold day. As long as you keep your pantry stocked with cocoa powder, homemade hot cocoa can be enjoyed anytime. No need to weather the elements to buy the little packets of cocoa mix, as this is no harder to make and tastes better. Get creative, use a different flavoring or add a touch of cinnamon, or even a different sweetener, etc… You can always adjust it to your taste, just remember to have fun with it!
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 cup milk
Splash vanilla extract
Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in large mug. Heat milk in microwave for 1-1/2 minutes or until hot. Gradually add hot milk to cocoa mixture in mug, stirring until well blended. Stir in vanilla.