Butterscotch Hot Cocoa

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


5 servings

Updated: Oct. 05, 2023
Most people are used to adding mint flavoring to their hot cocoa. But my family favors this version, which calls for brown sugar and butterscotch ice cream topping. —Aims62, Taste of Home Online Community
Butterscotch Hot Cocoa Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch ice cream topping
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Miniature marshmallows


  1. In a large saucepan, heat milk and cream over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan (do not boil). Remove from the heat; whisk in the next 4 ingredients until smooth. Return to the heat; cook and stir until heated through. Pour into mugs; sprinkle with marshmallows.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 327 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (51g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.