Creamy Hot Cocoa

Creamy Hot Cocoa


"It's old fashioned, it's comforting, it makes the kitchen smell wonderful and it's good for the soul."

Ingredients 7 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 310 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 310 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.8g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 9.3 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 102 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir. Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes. Watch that it doesn't scorch. Stir in 3 1/2 cups of milk and heat until very hot, but do not boil! Remove from heat and add vanilla. Divide between 4 mugs. Add the cream to the mugs of cocoa to cool it to drinking temperature.
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  1. 1096 Ratings


This is sooo good! I, too, only added 1/2 c sugar. I never use half and half so I decided to use evaporated milk instead. I didn't want to waste the other 8 oz of evap milk so I just poured the 12 oz can into a 4 c measure and then filled with milk and heated it all. I didn't bother with adding some cold milk to the hot chocolate. Yum Yum, just what I wanted on a cool morning, thanks Jeanie Bean!

Crystal S

OMG - this is the best cocoa!!! I made it as the recipe stated and it was overly sweet for my taste. Then made it per the reviewers suggestions and it was much, much better! Definitely decrease the sugar to 1/2 cup; your blood sugar levels will thank you!!! Increased the vanilla to 1 teaspoon and a note of caution - DO NOT use cheap vanilla as you can taste the difference between good vanilla and the inexpensive type sold in the supermarket. You'll be glad you did... Thanks Jeanie for submitting this great recipe! Definitely a keeper!!!


I am sipping this cocoa as I type this review. It is very very good! Much better than any crud you get in the packets, you know that there aren't any dyes or anything artificial in this which is why I choose to hand-make our cocoa. I gave it a 5 star rating but it is very, very sweet! And I have a sweet tooth! ***AND*** I only used 1/2 C sugar. I would definitey not use the 3/4 C, it will be too sickening sweet. To make it less sweet you could either decrease the sugar amount further or add more hot water, I suppose. Overall great alternative to the store bought "stuff".