Hot Cocoa for a Cold Night
(serves 2)
Stir with a spatula until smooth:
4 T instant hot chocolate mix (or use 2-3 T sugar and 2 T extra cocoa)
8 T cocoa powder
1/2 c water 
 
Add, and heat, stirring occasionally:
1 c water
1 c milk
a pinch of cayenne
a dash of vanilla
 
Serve and enjoy!
Notes & Variations:
  1. This is adult hot cocoa.  Don't expect your kids to like it this way!
  2. Don't be afraid of the cayenne.  Experiment to find a good amount.
  3. Substitute leftover coffee for some of the water, 1/2 & 1/2 for some of the milk.
  4. Top with whipped cream, if you are so inclined.
  5. Add a dash of brandy when you serve it, to increase the warming properties.