The all-time most delicious cold-weather beverage is the Mug-a-Cocoa. This cocoa is blended with pumpkin pie spice, ground cinnamon, and orange extract. For a double-shot add fresh whipped cream, drizzled caramel topping, and coarse sea salt to this divine hot cocoa. To keep calories in check omit the double-shot and use skim milk.
1 teaspoon Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa + 2 teaspoons milk
2 teaspoons sugar
1-teaspoon brown sugar or honey
1 cup milk*
¼ teaspoon orange extract
¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice and ground cinnamon
Dash of salt
Garnish: whipped cream, caramel sauce, mini chocolate chips, or coarse sea salt
- Combine dark cocoa, extract, spices, salt, 2 teaspoons milk, and sugar in a microwave-safe mug. Stir until smooth. Fill cup with remaining milk.
- Microwave at High 1-1 /2 minutes or until hot. Add whipped cream, drizzle with caramel sauce, and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips or sea salt.
- Higher the fat content in milk the creamier the hot chocolate + more calories.
- Mug size and power of microwave will determine the accuracy of cooking time.