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Great Grandma's Hot Cocoa Topped with Whitney's Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe

When I was a kid my great grandma from West Virginia would visit us each Winter.  My siblings and I looked forward to her silver dollar pancakes, brownies and hot cocoa.  Seeing Jimmy Fallon's recent Instagram post of he and his family enjoying Frozen Hot Chocolate reminded me of those days spent with Granny Lucille sipping her famous hot cocoa.
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Here's our adaptation of the classic Hershey's Cocoa recipe to share with your loved ones.  I shared it on my blog a few years ago and it's still a Winter favorite for our Three Boys and an Old Lady blog readers only this year we're topping it with Masterchef Whitney Miller's Homemade Whipped Cream as featured in her new book, Whitney Miller's New Southern Table.

Ingredients for Hot Cocoa
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 4 cups (1 qt.) milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
  1. Stir together sugar, cocoa in medium saucepan; stir in water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil and stir 2 minutes. 
  2. Add milk; stirring constantly, heat to serving temperature. Do Not Boil. You don't want to scald the milk.
  3. Remove from heat; add vanilla. Beat with rotary beater or whisk until foamy. Serve topped with marshmallows or whipped cream, if desired. Five 8-oz. servings.

Ingredient for Whitney Miller's Whipped Topping
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 - 2.5 tablespoons powdered sugar

Directions
Place a large bowl in the freezer for 5 minutes.  Remove the bowl from the freezer, pour in the heavy cream, and beat with an electric mixer on high speed until peaks form.  Gradually beat in the powdered sugar.  Use immediately or place in the refrigerator until serving time.

Whitney's whipped topping is a delicious way to top my great grandma's hot cocoa.  Whitney's cookbook features some pretty tasty recipes that don't require a lot of work.  #DinnerWinner  I am planning on trying her olive oil biscuit recipe and a few others in this cookbook.  

Book Description
MasterChef winner Whitney Miller shares her favorite family recipes with her own unique flair, making them lighter and infusing them with global flavors.

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Following her great-grandmothers' examples of creatively stretching meals during the Great Depression, Whitney Miller transforms recipes from her Southern roots, preserving flavors of traditional family dishes while offering the excitement of her own special touches. She offers a taste of her family table with dishes like Southern Horchata, PB&J Chicken Satay, Dehydrated Okra Chips, Sweet Corn Grit Tamales, Peach Bread Pudding with Sweet Tea Rum Sauce, and much more. Using new techniques and cooking methods, Miller reimagines classic recipes and experiments with flavors from around the world, inspired by her travels since winning MasterChef.

About the Author
Whitney Miller, winner at twenty-two of MasterChef , has been featured across the globe in Southern cuisine cooking promotions and as a judge in food competitions, including the 2013 World Food Championship. Her recipes and articles have appeared in People, Women’s Health, Masterchef, Clean Eating, and Cooking Light magazines, and her cooking demonstrations have been featured in the MasterChef app. She lives in Plant City, Florida.



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