What I Liked
My mind is still blown. My idea of good hot cocoa is one of those little packets that you mix with water, then microwave. I’ve never made my own hot cocoa recipe at home. Now I’m wondering what took me so long to do this. My grandma sent me this recipe and I love her to death for sharing it. This hot cocoa recipe produces a warm and rich hug that kept me warm late into the night.
This was a perfectly balanced cup. It was sweet, with a solid punch of cocoa flavor. It had a deep and complex flavor that was much more enjoyable than a powdered mix. The cocoa was rich without being overly indulgent. Overall, this recipe is a keeper!
Essential Equipment and Ingredients
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Original Hot Cocoa Recipe
Delmer’s Hot Cocoa Recipe
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
3/4 cup sugar
1 /2 tsp salt
1/3 cup boiling water
3 3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup cream
3/4 tsp vanilla
Combine cocoa sugar and salt in saucepan. Add boiling water. Bring back to boiling. Simmer 1 minute. Stir in milk and simmer. Add cream before serving.
What I Learned
How does one sit down and dissect a family recipe? Simple answer, you can’t. Family recipes become an integral part of your family’s history. When my grandma sent me this recipe, she accompanied it with a beautiful description of a cold and windy Canadian night. My grandma grew up in Kentucky and moved to Canada to marry my grandpa. When the sun would go down, and the wind picked up, grandma would make this recipe for my grandpa. The result was a memory, and a recipe, that my grandma treasured. This hot cocoa recipe stands out to me because of its simplicity. There is absolutely nothing I’d change. This recipe was perfectly delicious as is. With fall in the air, and winter on its heels, there isn’t a better time to make this recipe. Enjoy!
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