Saturday, January 23, 2016

Raspberry Hot Cocoa

This version of a winter-time favorite relies on pantry ingredients and was inspired by the blizzard of 2016. It combines two complementary flavors, chocolate and raspberry, in a hot beverage.
3 T raspberry syrup (available at Mediterranean markets)
1 T Dutch-process cocoa (Hershey's™ is good)
1/2 t tapioca or corn starch
pinch salt
1 T hot water
7 oz hot milk
Mix syrup, cocoa, starch, and salt in a microwavable mug. Stir in hot water. Microwave on high until just boils, and set aside. Heat the milk in the microwave or stovetop to steaming, and stir into the cocoa mixture. Serves one.

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