- 1 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup baking cocoa
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 8 cups 2% milk
- 2/3 cup water
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- Miniature marshmallows, optional
- In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, 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. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Reviews for Vanilla Almond Hot Cocoa
"I loved this hot cocoa. The salt in it reduces the bitterness of the cocoa and enhances the sweetness (not sure I can put a link here, but search the internet on how salt effects food). If you want it less sweet and prefer your chocolate to be a little bitter, you could leave the salt out. As for me, it reminded me of the cocoa my dad used to make. Totally a comfort food."
"I love hot chocolate and aside from my own recipe this was the best recipe I've come across. It's delicious. The next time I make this I will not add the almond extract. I like using almond extract but I did not like it in this."
"Was so excited to make this recipe because there is a blizzard where I live right now. But after I tasted it, all I could taste was the almond extract. I also found it too sweet. I even cut back on the sugar too. I wouldn't make this again :("
"I have never made a home made hot cocoa before, i always thought it to be time consuming and messy but it was very yummy and simple!! I will be making this again!"
"I had to 1/4 the recipe, but it was still amazing!!!!!!!! This is epic hot chocolate! I will save this recipe and use it multiple times!"