Homemade Hot Cocoa (Penzeys Recipe)

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by spatchcock

I haven't tried this but it came with a gift set I got from a friend from Penzey's spices for my wedding. I can't wait till it gets cool--I will definitely be trying it ASAP then! I'm sure you could add some peppermint schapps to this to make it even more holiday-friendly.

Top Review by ryanmistymiller

This recipe is FANTASTIC! Thanks for sharing. My son and I are lactose intolerant so I substituted Almond milk for the regular milk and I don't like my kids to have too much sugar so, I substituted Stevia for the sugar. Topped with marshmallows and stuck a candy cane in to stir to give a mint flavor for the holiday season. Don't think I will be wasting money on boxed ever again. Thanks again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine milk, sugar, cocoa, and vanilla in saucepan.
  2. Whisk or stir quickly to dissolve cocoa into milk.
  3. Warm over med-low heat till steaming, stirring frequently.
  4. Pour into mugs, top with mini-marshmallows, and use cinnamon sticks to stir.

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