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5 Recipes for the Sweetest National Cocoa Day - Cool Gear Blog
Happy National Cocoa Day! There seems to be a day for nearly everything, but this one’s undeniably worth marking on the calendar. We’re celebrating by sharing five of our favorite cocoa recipes that bring the cheer to even the darkest of winter days. Candy Cane Cocoa Our recipe list wouldn’t be complete without the ever-popular peppermint cocoa and nothing makes the season like a cup of hot cocoa with a candy cane to top it off. (4 servings) 4 cups milk 6 tablespoons cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 1 teaspoon sweetener of choice Whipped cream or marshmallows Additional milk to steam, whipped cream, or marshmallows to top 1 candy cane per cup to garnish In a saucepan, heat the milk until hot, but not boiling and whisk in the cocoa until smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in the sweetener and peppermint extract. Pour hot cocoa into mugs, and garnish as desired, topping with a candy cane in each cup. For an additional festive touch, use a stencil (or simply cut out a quick handmade one!) and dust additional cocoa powder over the cups to create cute holiday motifs, such as stars, trees, and reindeer. Coco Cocoa Cocoa …