Hot Cocoa

"Brrrrr....something to take the chill off!"
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns) photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns) photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
Ready In:


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


  • In saucepan, combine sugar and cocoa.
  • Add a few tablespoons of milk and heat over medium high heat, stirring constantly.
  • The heat will make it easier to dissolve the cocoa.
  • 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.
  • Pour into mugs, top with a bit of whipped cream and serve immediately.

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  1. KayKayPuff
    Yummy! Just what I needed for a cold Iowa morning. Perfect amount of sweetness and chocolate. Simple to make too. This is a keeper!
  2. Marg (CaymanDesigns)
    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!
  3. tanya7291
    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.
  4. Christy645
    The perfect cup of hot cocoa!
  5. cleoleo79
    delicious!!! my kids are requesting it all the time now :)


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