Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Grandma V's Chocolate Mexicano (Hot Chocolate)
Nothing says the holidays like Grandma V's hot chocolate. I don't make it exactly the way she did, cause who ever does. But none the less, it is a great effort and is simple, easy, and a tad different than your everyday day packaged hot chocolate. It's hard not to miss or think of Grandma when savoring this yummy, warm cup of love.
2-12oz cans of evaporated milk
1/2 cup of cocoa powder (preferably Hershey's Cocoa)
3/4 cup of granulated sugar (more or less depending on preference)
3-4 cups of water
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 cinnamon sticks
Milk, if needed
Pour milk in large sauce pan. Add water-I recommend adding water to empty milk cans, twice for each can and pour into milk mixture. Add cocoa and ground cinnamon. Turn stove on low to medium heat and whisk vigorously until well combined and somewhat frothy. Taste and adjust with milk, sugar or cocoa if necessary. Add cinnamon sticks. Heat for 15-20 minutes, whisking constantly to prevent scorching. If scorching occurs, lower heat and remember to continue whisking. Pour and enjoy---CAUTION, let cool! Mixture will be VERY hot.