"One Love" Hot Chocolate

I make this simple version of island hot chocolate for my Swedish-Jamaican kids. Serve with buttered graham crackers or Jamaican Coconut Bread. Simmer: 15 minutes.


Makes 2 cups

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3/4 cup water
1 small cinnamon stick
pinch grated nutmeg
1 1/4 cups whole milk, warmed
2 to 4 tablespoons Dutch process cocoa powder*
Garnish: whipped cream


Combine water and cinnamon in a large pot, and bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 15 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick, and discard. Add nutmeg and milk, and stir. Stir in cocoa. Pour into cups. Garnish, if desired.

*For testing purposes, we used Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Hot Chocolate mix.

Charlotte R. Brady,


November 2004
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