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New Mexican Hot Chocolate

Photography: Karry Hosford
Yield 8 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup)
"This is a wonderful treat on a cold winter morning and can be soothing at night in front of a warm fireplace." -TM

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutrition Information

  • calories 117
  • caloriesfromfat 23 %
  • fat 3 g
  • satfat 1.8 g
  • monofat 0.2 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 4.8 g
  • carbohydrate 19.9 g
  • fiber 1.2 g
  • cholesterol 10 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 137 mg
  • calcium 132 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large, heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk and extract, stirring constantly with a whisk. Heat to 180° or until tiny bubbles form around edge, stirring with a whisk (do not boil).