Thursday, April 07, 2005

Hot Chocolate

So, it's finally spring. The weather is turning nice - this weekend is the peak of the cherry blossoms. It's time to finally put away the fuzzy sweaters, get the winter coats to the cleaners - then why I am making hot chocolate? Simple - I need the calcium. I cannot stand milk - so I always look for ways to hide it.

Tonight's recipe came from the Essential Eating Well Cookbook. Took 5 minutes to put together - and it was more flavorful than the packaged mixes, that are full of god-knows-what.

Repeat? Probably - when winter weather comes around. But since the heat is coming - it's back to smoothies.

* Exported from MasterCook *

Hot Chocolate

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Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup skim milk -- divided
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch ground cinnamon

Mix sugar, cocoa and 2 tablespoons cold milk in a mug until smooth. Heat the remaining milk in a small saucepan on the stovetop or in a 2-cup glass measure in the microwave until steaming hot but not boiling. Stir in the cocoa mixture and vanilla.

To froth the hot chocolate, whirl a whisk in it by rubbing your hands back and forth. Pour it back into the mug and sprinkle with cinnamon.

"The Essential Eating Well Cookbook"
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 202 Calories; 1g Fat (5.9% calories from fat); 10g Protein; 41g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 4mg Cholesterol; 128mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1 Non-Fat Milk; 0 Fat; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0

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