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Favorite Hot Chocolate

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 19, 2022
You need just a few basic ingredients to stir up this spirit-warming sipper. The comforting beverage is smooth and not too sweet, making it just right for cozy chilly nights. —Flo Snodderly, North Vernon, Indiana
Favorite Hot Chocolate Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 6-1/2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Optional: Sweetened whipped cream, marshmallows, chocolate syrup and Pirouette cookies


  1. Place milk and baking cocoa in a large saucepan; cook and stir over medium heat until blended. Gradually stir in water; heat through, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Add toppings as desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 177 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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