Heartwarming Hot Cocoa Recipe

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Heartwarming Hot Cocoa

Heartwarming Hot Cocoa Recipe

This is such a super simple recipe that I honestly don’t know why I hadn’t made it for my family before tonight.  I love to make hot cocoa for my kids when it snows.  Well, we are expecting quite a storm this week!  It’s actually snowing as I type this up.  Once the kids saw it was snowing, they asked for some hot cocoa. I had one envelope left of the box mix.   I always try to keep some on hand for those moments you just need something warm and sweet on a cold day.  Not anymorrre!! I can’t believe how easy this is.  Plus, it is made with ingredients you probably have in the cupboard right now.

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Heartwarming Hot Cocoa Recipe
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: Five
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder (I used Hershey's)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 4 cups milk
  • ¾ tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • mini marshmallows or whipped topping*
  1. Combine sugar, cocoa powder, salt and water in saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly while bringing to a boil.
  3. After 2 minutes, add milk.
  4. Continue to stir constantly. Don't boil but be sure to heat it to a safe serving temp.
  5. Remove from heat & add vanilla.
  6. Stir & serve.
  7. Add mini marshmallows or whipped topping*
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 8 oz






You can make your own variations of hot cocoa.  This is just a simple method to get you started.  Enjoy!



  1. Heather says:

    This is my go to recipe for hot cocoa! I have been using this recipe for the past year and a half for the kiddos and they love it! I happened to notice that nobody has commented on it and I just wanted to let you know that we think it is great ?

    • Hi Heather,

      Thank you much! I am so happy to read your comment. I hope you have a wonderful day and keep enjoying the hot cocoa! <3

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