Dawn Viola is a research and development chef and food writer. She serves on the board of directors for Slow Food Orlando, and works with local and national companies as a healthy recipe consultant with a focus on organic, local and sus...
Single-serve mugs of creamy hot cocoa are just seconds away when they're made to order in the microwave. With the addition of holiday-flavored extracts like peppermint and vanilla, a seemingly simple holiday drink becomes the ultimate treat.
Gourmet hot cocoa recipe
3/4 cup whole or skim milk
1 tablespoon Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon peppermint, orange or almond extract (optional)