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Reception Cocoa

Mix two tablespoonfuls of cocoa, two table-spoonfuls of sugar, one teaspoonful of cornstarch, and a pinch of salt. Pour on gradually one cup of boiling water, and boil for five minutes, stirring constantly. Scald three cups of milk in a double boiler, and add to the cocoa with one half tea-spoonful of vanilla. Beat well and serve with whipped cream, or marshmallow cream on top of each cup.

Cocoa With Malted Milk

Mix four tablespoonfuls of malted milk with four teaspoonfuls of cocoa and sugar to taste. Pour on slowly three cups of boiling water and boil three minutes.

Scald three cups of milk in a double boiler.

Mix three tablespoonfuls of cocoa with four tablespoonfuls of sugar, and add slowly one cupful of boiling water, stirring constantly. Boil five minutes, then add the hot milk, and beat until foamy.

Iced Cocoa

Make according to recipe for plain cocoa and chill thoroughly. Put cracked ice in a tall glass and pour in one half glass of cocoa, then fill up with cold milk. Or one fourth glass of cocoa may be used and three fourths soda water.

Cocoa Shells

Moisten two ounces of cocoa shells in cold water, and mix with a quart of boiling water. Boil for an hour and a half; strain, and add a quart of milk and bring to boiling. Serve with sugar if desired.

Cocoa Paste

Mix to a smooth paste one fourth pound of cocoa, and one half pound of granulated sugar with one half cupful of evaporated milk. Add one half cupful of water and boil for five minutes, stirring constantly. Keep in a covered jar in a cool place and use as needed.

Cocoa With Cinnamon

Mix two teaspoonfuls of cocoa with a little milk to a smooth paste, then add hot milk and boil for three minutes. Add a little cinnamon and whipped cream.