Mexican Hot Chocolate


* 1/4 cup baking cocoa

* 2 tablespoons brown sugar

* 1 cup boiling water

* Dash ground cloves or nutmeg

* 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

* 3 cups milk

* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

* Whipped cream

* Whole cinnamon sticks


* Combine cocoa and sugar in small saucepan; stir in water. Bring to boil; reduce heat and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

* Add the cloves, cinnamon and milk. Simmer 5 minutes (do not boil). Whisk in vanilla. Pour hot chocolate into mugs; top with whipped cream. Use cinnamon sticks for stirrers. Yield: 4 servings.