Italian Hot Cocoa
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup Splenda
1 teaspoon cornstarch or arrowroot
1 cup water
1 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
Ground nutmeg or cinnamon, optional
In a medium, heavy saucepan, stir together the unsweetened cocoa, splenda and cornstarch (or arrowroot.) Thoroughly stir in 1/2 cup of the water and set (heat) over low heat. Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup water and the milk. Cook, stirring, over medium-low heat until the mixture is thick enough to coat a spoon, about 10 minutes. (If using skim milk this may not be as thick, so use less water.)
Stir in the vanilla. If desired, top each serving with ground nutmeg or cinnamon.
Serves/Makes: 2-3 servings
When I made this I didn't have any milk so I used the powdered kind. Also, I halved the recipe and it turned out fine. As a matter of fact, better than fine. Very chocolate-y and yummy!