Chocolate Fantasy Fundraising Tea Party: Hot Chocolate

While tea will probably be the main drink of choice for adults at this fundraiser, kids will appreciate hot chocolate. This recipe makes 20 cups but can be doubled. It can be held and kept hot in a crock pot. Offer small marshmallows and chocolate sprinkles if you like.

1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup hot water
1 gallon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

In large saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and salt. Add hot water slowly, mixing well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Boil and stir 2 minutes. Add milk; heat to serving temperature, stirring occasionally. DO NOT boil after adding milk. Remove from heat; add vanilla, cinnamon, and whip with a whisk