Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 3 mins

Brrrrr....something to take the chill off!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 quart milk
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 14 cup cocoa
  • 14 teaspoon vanilla (or 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon)
  • whipped cream, for topping


  1. In saucepan, combine sugar and cocoa.
  2. Add a few tablespoons of milk and heat over medium high heat, stirring constantly.
  3. The heat will make it easier to dissolve the cocoa.
  4. When the sugar, cocoa and milk have formed a paste, add the remainder of the milk plus the vanilla or cinnamon and heat until steaming.
  5. Pour into mugs, top with a bit of whipped cream and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Yummy! Just what I needed for a cold Iowa morning. Perfect amount of sweetness and chocolate. Simple to make too. This is a keeper!

KayKayPuff October 22, 2009

Perfect hot cocoa! I prepared it with the vanilla in the cocoa but used a cinnamon stick for a stirrer and sprinkled a little ground cinnamon on the whipped cream. It added a lovely extra note to an already fantastic treat. Very easy to put together and so much better than the store-bought powder mix. The kids loved it too. Thanks for sharing!

Marg (CaymanDesigns) February 14, 2006

This is a wonderful recipe. It is so simple and tastes amazing. I added a little more cocoa to ours because we love dark chocolate. The kids and adults both loved it. Next time I am trying it with lactose free milk. Let us see how it turns out. I will let you know.

tanya7291 December 21, 2015