Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a great hot drink on cold winter nights. It tastes as creamy and rich as any other cocoa with heavy cream and melted chocolate, without all the fat and calories!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and hot water in a medium saucepan.
  2. Stirring frequently, cook over medium heat until mixture boils.
  3. Stir in the half and half and heat through, but do not boil.
  4. Remove from heat and add vanilla and almond extracts. Blend well.
Most Helpful

5 5

This recipe makes a really great hot chocolate! I used regular 1/2% milk and it was still rich and creamy. The vanilla and almond were a nice touch - both aromatic and tasty. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe! Made for Fall PAC 2008

5 5

ABSOLUTELY RIGHT ~ It's a great drink on a cold night (or cool night, anyway)! Very simple to make, very tasty to drink! Enjoyed the addition of the almond flavor, too! Thanks for sharing this! [Made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in this Spring's PAC]