Italian Hot Cocoa

(4 servings)

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kahlua or Grand Marnier
  • whipped cream - for top
  • ground nutmeg or cinnamon - to sprinkle on top
In a medium saucepan, stir together the unsweetened cocoa, sugar and cornstarch. Slowly, stir in 1/2 of the water and set over low heat. Stir in the remaining water and all of the milk. Continue cooking over medium-low heat- stirring often - until the mixture is thick enough to coat a spoon (about 10 minutes).

Stir Kahlua or Grand Marnier. Top each serving with whipped cream and ground nutmeg or cinnamon.

This recipe uses less than a teaspoon of Kahlua or Grand Marnier, but that little bit of liqueur makes this hot cocoa taste really special.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank KennyRogers for this recipe.

Recipe number 1399. Submitted 12/17/2004.