Real Hot Cocoa

Posted in Sweets

It’s almost the end of January which officially leaves us with one more month of bitter cold winter. I don’t care what everyone else says; as far as I’m concerned winter is almost over! Now, what’s better than a cup of hot cocoa on a cold winter day? I usually just go for the easy fix and make the kids some hot chocolate with the chocolate premix and some warm milk, but when I’m really in the mood I make this hot cocoa and believe me, it is incomparable to the hot chocolate mix. You can actually taste the chocolate in this one. So go, make yourself a cup of hot cocoa, make yourself cozy in front of the TV or a good book, and enjoy winter! When I want to feel really cozy I even add a shot of Bailey’s or Kahlua.

Hot cocoa with marshmallow

Real Hot Cocoa
Recipe type: Drink
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Serves: 1 Mug
A real Hot Cocoa, the one you can actually taste the chocolate in.
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Cocoa Powder (Unsweetened)
  • 2 tbsp White Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Marshmallow
  1. Pour the milk into a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat until the milk begins to boil (you’ll see tiny bubbles, don’t wait for it to fully boil).
  2. Add the sugar and sprinkle to cocoa powder while mixing to avoid lumps. Stir in the saucepan until no lumps. Add the vanilla extract and stir.
  3. Keep saucepan on stove-top and let boil gently. Once it forms some foam, remove from heat.
  4. Pour into a mg and add some marshmallows.


Hot cocoa mug