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."


7 m servings 310 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • 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. 1099 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 ...

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 decrea...

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 ...

This cocoa was indeed creamy and tasty. Although my family found it entirely too sweet. The second time I made it I used a little less than 1/2 cup sugar and it was much better.

This recipe is from the Hershey's box with added sugar and half & half, that's all. Ironically, most cut the sugar to the same measurement as Hershey's. I must agree. I added 1/4 c of malted ...

Best hot chocolate I have made and I have made several listed on this site. I did reduce the sugar but then turned around and added some Starbuck's mint syrup which is sweet. Heavenly! So ric...

pretty good, but very, very sweet. next time i'll add less sugar and maybe use unsweetened chocolate pieces instead of the cocoa powder.

Excellent and very easy.

WAAAAAYYYYYYY too sweet. But great flavor otherwise. I will definitely keep the recipe, just cut the sugar by 1/2.