Old Fashioned Hot Chocolate

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

My Grandpa used to make this on cold winter nights, always hit the spot. Easy and delicious, warms you right up! Especially good with a shot of Baileys on a really cold night!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (more or less depending on preferance)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Heat milk, butter and vanilla on stove top until just boiling.
  2. Combine cocoa, sugar, cinnamon in mug.
  3. Pour milk into mug and stir.
  4. Top with whip cream if desired.
Most Helpful

this was really easy to make but I'll probably add more cocoa and sugar because it tasted mostly like warm milk

Christen Skinner February 19, 2007

This tasted like hot milk w/ some other things added in. There is not near enough cocoa, or anything else. Ended up starting over & I added 2 tbs of cocoa, and 1 tbs of sugar. Omitted the vanilla. Perhaps it is a typo? 1 tsp of cocoa does not make any difference to a cup of milk besides change the color in my opinion. Sorry.

Loves2Teach October 19, 2006

Wow! I'll never go back to packaged hot chocolate again! This was super easy!

FlyBaby of Recipezaar February 24, 2005