Rich Hot Cocoa for Two With Flavor Variations

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Originally titled Charleston Hot Cocoa, from a Hershey cookbook. This is our favorite cocoa. It is very rich and chocolately.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugar, cocoa, and water in small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  2. Add milk and heat to serving temperature. Do not boil.
  3. Add vanilla; serve in mugs and top with spoonful of wihhpped cream or marshmallows.
  4. Stir or blend in flavor variations if desired.
Most Helpful

This was a wonderful treat on a very cool and windy mid-Oct day. The red and gold leaves are blowing around their now bare trees. Indoors a cup of hot cocoa with peanut butter was warming and delicious. I used Splenda and a 50/50 mix of skin milk and fat free coffee creamer for that richer taste. Dark Dutch cocoa and creamy Adams pb are a match made in heaven. Now I'm looking forward to trying the peppermint So simple and so very good :D.

Annacia October 11, 2010

I made it with 2 tablespoon of sugar (that's enough sweet for me). I used dark cacao powder. I added mini marshmallows to my son's hot cocoa. He liked it. For him I didn't made a variation. For mine (on photo), I made the mocha variation with instant espresso powder. It was very yummy. I can't wait to try with peanut butter. Thanks Swissms :) Made for Market tag game

Boomette May 18, 2010

I made the peppermint variation and topped it with whipped cream and more crushed peppermint candy, so good! This is a definite keeper! Want to give the mocha, mexican, and orange variations a try too. Made and reviewed for Comfort Cafe Event - January 2010.

lauralie41 February 04, 2010