I've been making cocoa every morning we've been in Colorado twenty years or more.
To make good cocoa, you have to buy this product:
It's Droste Cocoa Powder, I didn't realize I took a picture of the foreign side of the label. Many nicer grocery stores carry it.
Here's how I make delicious cocoa:
- Fill a large mug 3/4 full of milk. Do this for as many mugs as you're preparing.
- Pour the milk into a pan and start heating it.
- Pour a small amount of milk into each mug again, to cover the bottom and then some. You will use this to make a paste of cocoa and sugar.
- Add two tablespoons sugar or a little more to each mug.
- Add one super heaping tablespoon of cocoa.
- Stir and stir until you have a glossy brown paste in each mug.
- When the milk starts bubbling, pour into the mugs, and stir again. It mixes right away.
The only places I've tasted cocoa as good: The Savoy Hotel in London (in our glory days), and a chocolate shop in San Miguel de Allende. I've bought other products from Scharffenberger to those weird Mexican wheels that taste a little like tires. Droste is the best.