Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe

Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe

Simple Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe the kids will love for those cold snowy days.

This simple homemade hot cocoa recipe was created by necessity. After playing in the unexpected snow my littles were cold and wanted some hot coco. Unfortunately, when I went to the pantry there was no instant hot chocolate to be found. No I couldn’t let the littles down so I figured I’d just throw some hot cocoa and sugar in some milk.

homemade hot cocoa

And oh my goodness. I was absolutely delicious. It’s rich and creamy and tastes like a cup full of love. I wanted to kick myself for not making Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe sooner. Especially, since I have all of the ingredients in the house. Makes me wonder why we ever bought that other stuff.

Another reason I really love this recipe is that it works will with lots of different milks. Whether you drink almond milk or coconut milk it tastes delicious with both.

If you like chocolate you should try our French Chocolate Cake recipe and our 5 Cookies 1 Dough cookbook .

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Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe

Make 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 4 cups milk
  • pinch of salt

Marshmallows or whipped cream for serving

Tools: medium sauce pan, large cups


In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, cocoa and salt.

Add water; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.

Stir in milk; heat to serving temperature (do not boil).

Remove from the heat and serve warm.

Add marshmallows and/ or whipped cream if desired.

What would you serve this hot cocoa? Cookies or cake


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