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Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe

Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe

This recipe will make people think you fussed but it is so simple.—Hershey Food Corporation, Cheryl Reitz, Hershey, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:5 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • Dash salt
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 4 cups milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Miniature marshmallows, sweetened whipped cream or cinnamon sticks, optional


  • 1. In a saucepan, 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; stir in vanilla. Whisk until frothy. If desired, garnish with marshmallows, cream or cinnamon sticks. Yield: 5 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 211 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 125 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Reviews for Homemade Hot Cocoa

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2016

"Delicious and I had everything to make it on hand!"

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2014

"easy and very good. Not too sweet"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

"Very little chocolate flavor. Will not make again."

Reviewed Feb. 12, 2012

"simple to make and ingredients i have on hand.My kids love it."

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"Very easy to make and has ingredients that I have already"

Reviewed Jan. 12, 2011

"I ran out of cocoa mix and I knew my kids would be lookjing for it when they came in from the snow so I tripped across this one. Super easy, very quick, and very convenient ingredients (I keep them all on hand). Kids were very happy with it. =)"

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