Homestyle Hot Cocoa

Homestyle Hot Cocoa

Katherine.Ann

"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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Ingredients

10 m servings 332 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 332 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.9g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 9.5 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 114 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.

Footnotes

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

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Most helpful positive review

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.

Most helpful critical review

It was okay. Next time I will omit the cinnamon and I had to add a little more sugar.

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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.

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

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 choco...

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

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!

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

Followed recipe exactly as given. Great hot cocoa. I also used special dark cocoa instead of regular and the flavor was more chocolatey. Also, I used a 1/4 cup more half-and-half with 1/4 cup l...

exactly as recommended. perfect

This is the perfect hot cocoa!