When I lived in Hawaii, got this from a friend at work in an e-mail, circa winter 1997. Sent it to Mom, who probably had more use for it in snowy Connecticut. I printed it out and sent it via snail mail to Mom. The e-mail from Ui found its way into her recipe box.
This morning I pulled out all my cookbooks and found this New Mexican hot chocolate recipe, and actually *made* it, and ate it with my feet up while gazing out at the Koolau Mountain Range. Life IS good.
1/8 cup unsweetended cocoa
1/8 cup sugar
1/8 cup water
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Mix in a pot and simmer on medium until all melted. Add 1-1/8 cups milk, simmer shortly, take off stove. Add 1/2 tsp almond flavoring, 1/2 ts vanilla. Using rotary beater, beat until frothy. Pour into a big fat mug, top with cinnamon. Kick back with some tunes - a little Lisa Loeb or Jewel, perhaps, and just breathe....