Recipe of the Week: Hot Cocoa

I usually just go with instant cocoa, and I’ve actually been meaning to buy some at the store and never got around to it, but the other day I found a recipe for homemade cocoa, which inspired me to search for others until I found the perfect hot chocolate recipe to make. This recipe was the perfect one for me to try because it was quick, and I already had all of the ingredients on hand in my kitchen. I tried it out, and it tasted wonderful, so I decided to make it the recipe of the week. If you’re like me, and you’re living in less than tropical weather right now, you should try it out.

1 cup sugar
2/3 cup baking cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 cups milk
2/3 cup water
2 teaspoons
Minature marshmallows, optional

Directions – In a large saucepan, combine the suagar, cocoa and salt. Stir in milk and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through. Remove from the heat, stir in extracts. Serve in mugs with marshmallows if desired (makes 10 servings)

Tip – Divide this recipe in half if you have a small family, or divide it in half twice for one or two people.

Tip – I actually added a little extra sugar to mine, which made it a little less rich tasting, but if you’re on a low sugar diet or you’re a fan of dark chocolate, you should like the recipe as is, or even with a little less sugar.

Tip – Add your choice of extra spices and extracts to create your own unique flavor. I added extra almond extract to mine, and it was delicious!


  1. Anamika:The Sugarcrafter says

    Nice blog. Visiting for the first time and stopped for a cup of hot cocoa.
    Greetings to you from Botswana.

  2. Ooh hot chocolate what a treat!! mmmm

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