Hot Sweet and Creamy Cocoa!

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 7 mins

This is a rich version of cocoa and what a treat it makes! In the 18th century Europeans married milk with chocolate and sugar. Soon after, it became a very popular after dinner drink! Adding a pinch of cayenne gives it a little spice too! Adapted from Country Living magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk sugar, cocoa, and 3 tablespoons milk together in a small saucepan over low heat until smooth.
  2. Stir in 1/2 cup each of milk and cream and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  3. For extra richness, stir in 1 tablespoon bittersweet chocolate. Or add spice with a tiny sprinkle of cayenne pepper.
  4. Top with marshmallows. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

What a wonderful, rich cocoa! I used 100 percent dark drinking chocolate. WIll make this again for sure! Thanks for posting!
Made for Best of 2010.

Mia in Germany March 03, 2011

Rich and delicious, the way all hot cocoa should be. I used Extra Brut Cocoa powder. Made for the Comfort Cafe Winter 2010

momaphet January 30, 2010

I had this for b'fast yesterday, as it was a bit cool for a change. Loved the kick from the cayenne! Used just a little extra of Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate. Will make this again in winter, when it will really be appreciated! Thnx for posting Sharon. Made for Comfort Cafe Summer 2009.

Darkhunter July 31, 2009