Mr. Steward's Favorite Hot Cocoa

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

After experimenting with many different formulas for hot cocoa, I finally came up with one that my husband loves. It has more cocoa and less sugar than most recipes. A dash of salt and vanilla extract add extra flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place cocoa, sugar and salt in a saucepan.
  2. Add 2/3 cup milk and heat while stirring to make a thick chocolate paste.
  3. Add remainder of milk and vanilla.
  4. Heat until hot.
Most Helpful

Ok, here's the rundown, lol. Used Splenda for the sugar, *dark* cocoa, fat free coffee creamer for most of the milk (for rich taste and body). Loved the touch of salt, it really added some depth. This was truly well enjoyed. :D

Annacia April 28, 2012

Funny how all the reviewers have changed this recipe, huh? I made this as directed except substituted Splenda for the sugar. Came out great! Not too chocolatey; not too sweet. I topped it with a squirt of canned whipped cream and a squirt of chocolate-vodka whipped topping too.

threeovens December 20, 2011

I used almond milk and loved the cinnamon and vanilla! Thanks! Made for the Comfort Cafe-Jan. 2010.

Sharon123 January 21, 2010