Recipes – January

Recipes - January

Elyse Prestopnik, Reporter


  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (Dutch processed, if possible)
  • Pinch of Salt
  • ⅛ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons of hot water
  • 1 cup reduced-fat milk
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar



  1. In a microwave safe mug, combine the cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla extract. 
  2. Add the hot water and combine until it forms a paste.
  3. Add the milk, leaving an inch from the rim of the cup. 
  4. Microwave it for a minute on high, being careful so that the milk does not boil over. 
  5. Stir in the sugar and serve. 
  6. Enjoy!


  1. Heat the milk, salt, vanilla, and sugar in a small saucepan over medium to low heat until scalding (very hot). 
  2. Make sure the milk does not start to boil.
  3. Combine the cocoa powder and water in a mug, and carefully add the hot milk mixture. 
  4. Stir until blended.
  5. Enjoy!