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Crowd-Pleasing Cocoa Recipe

Crowd-Pleasing Cocoa Recipe

You'll warm many hearts with this rich, satisfying cocoa. It's the perfect beverage to serve after an ice-skating outing or any winter gathering.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:65 servings


  • 5 cups baking cocoa
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 quarts water, divided
  • 10 quarts milk
  • 1 quart heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream and additional baking cocoa


  • 1. In each of two large stockpots, combine 2-1/2 cups cocoa, 1-1/2 cups sugar and 1 teaspoon salt. Gradually stir 5 cups water into each pot. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Whisk in the milk, cream and remaining water; heat through. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Garnish with whipped cream and additional cocoa. Yield: 65 (1-cup) servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 198 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 152mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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