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Homestyle Hot Cocoa Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Homestyle Hot Cocoa

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"Growing up in snowy Canadian winters, my mom would always make my brothers and me hot cocoa after a night of tobogganing. When I got older - and had long since abandoned real cocoa for the instant variety - I had a craving one night for a more wholesome treat. Here's my recipe for a creamier, homestyle cup of cocoa. Perfect for those snowy winter nights!"

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Original recipe makes 4 cups Change Servings
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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins
  • READY IN

    10 mins

Directions

  1. Whisk together sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and salt in a saucepan; stir in boiling water. Whisk until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Bring cocoa mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes; stir milk and 1/2 cup half-and-half into water mixture. Cook and stir just until hot, about 2 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in remaining half-and-half and vanilla extract.
  3. Divide cocoa into mugs, top with marshmallows, and serve.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Ground cinnamon may also be omitted in place of a whole cinnamon stick, used to garnish.
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Reviews More Reviews

Nov 18, 2013

I followed the recipe exact, only omitting the cinnamon. Delicious hot chocolate recipe but it could use a little more chocolate, in my opinion. Very creamy.

 
Dec 21, 2013

yum! I didnt have any half n half so i just used more milk, tastes great

 

29 Ratings

Dec 11, 2013

I tripled this recipe & used skim milk with the half and half. I slightly decreased the milk after reading other reviews. I also added a bit more cocoa. I did add about a 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips when adding the milk & half and half. The dark chocolate chips melted into the mixture as I was stirring, and they gave the hot chocolate a rich chocolate flavor. I can't wait to share a cup of cocoa with my husband who has been out plowing snow on this frigid December day. Thanks, Katherine-Ann!

 
Dec 01, 2013

This is most definitely a 5 star recipe. The chocolate sauce is very rich and the addition of cinnamon and vanilla make this recipe a keeper. I highly recommend it! Thanks for sharing!

 
Jan 20, 2015

The best hot chocolate on the planet! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe.

 
Dec 07, 2013

Wonderful! I even used 1% milk and no-fat half and half. Will definitely make many times more.

 
Feb 03, 2015

exactly as recommended. perfect

 
Dec 02, 2014

This is the perfect hot cocoa!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 332 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51.9 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 9.5 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 114 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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