Submitted by: Joanna from Nashua, NH
Yield: individual or serves 4
Heat the milk until a skin forms on top. While the milk is heating, mix together the cocoa, sugar, vanilla powder, and cinnamon (and ancho, if using). Skim the solids off of the milk and stir in the cocoa mix. Add the almond extract and stir.
You can use vanilla extract instead of powder if you like. I like the vanilla powder because it lets me mix up a batch of the dry ingredients in bulk and then I can just add a few spoonfuls and a dash of almond extract for a quick mug of this any old time. Don’t skip mixing the dry ingredients first, you’ll have a hard time stirring in the cinnamon and cocoa otherwise.