It's old fashioned, it's comforting, it makes the kitchen smell wonderful and it's good! This perfectly creamy, rich hot cocoa is best with a blanket and a book.
Hot chocolate is sometimes I feel blessings for people like us living in this windy state or where we feel the summer only for 35-40 days :) When its single digit outside i serve this to my kids when they come back from school..
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups (1 qt.) milk
1/3 cup hot water
Marshmallows and whipped cream (optional)