A pinch of cinnamon plays well with rich cocoa flavor. Use a rotary beater for an extra-frothy drink.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

total:
20 mins
Servings:
5
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa, cinnamon and salt. Add water and 1 cup of the half-and-half; whisk together. Stir over low heat until mixture just comes to boiling. Gradually whisk in the remaining half-and-half; heat through but do not boil.

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  • Remove from heat. Stir in almond extract and vanilla. If you like, beat mixture with a rotary beater or Mexican molinillo (carved wooden beater) until very frothy. Serve in mugs. If you like, top each serving with whipped cream and top with a sprinkle of additional cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts

312 calories; fat 23g; cholesterol 71mg; saturated fat 14g; carbohydrates 21g; protein 7g; vitamin a 680.3IU; vitamin c 1.8mg; sodium 196mg; calcium 252.4mg; iron 0.7mg.
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