January 28, 2014

Homemade hot cocoa

I've stopped buying hot cocoa at the store.  Yep.  We've been making homemade hot cocoa this winter and I hope you will, too, (because it's easy and delicious and cheaper and probably better for you):
  • 1/3 C cocoa powder
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 4 C milk (you can use cow's milk, almond milk...whatever)
  • vanilla extract, if you want
  • top with whipped cream...extra yummy, but not necessary (I haven't bought marshmallows in a long time, as I think real whipped cream is much better)
So, first you'll mix the cocoa powder, sugar and a half cup of the milk in a pan on the stove over medium heat, just until it comes to a boil...stirring with a spoon.  Stir in remaining milk and vanilla.  Pour into 6 mugs and top with whipped cream...enjoy!  ♥


WendyLady@GoodBooks said...

Mmmmmmmm. My mom always made homemade cocoa back in the day...

Mimi said...

Ohhh, thank you!

Gretchen R said...

I was just looking for a homemade hot chocolate recipe. This will do!! Thank you!

Mary said...

I've been making the same sort of hot chocolate with maple syrup instead of sugar... on fast days I just put in almond milk instead. It's very good! (Better when I can have real milk though!)