mug of hot cocoa

Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe By The Cup

We love hot cocoa in the winter and I find it easier to make it homemade.  Its a simple recipe and filled only with a few ingredients; as opposed to many of the “just add water” kinds.  Plus its just plain tasty!

Here’s a recipe for 1 cup.  Just adjust the ingredients for the amount of hot chocolate you need to serve your crew.

For extra fun you can make a bit of homemade whipped cream, natural marshmallows, or whatever toppings you enjoy with your mug of hot chocolate.

Really though, this homemade cocoa is just amazing all by itself too!  Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix By The Cup
Recipe type: Drink
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Serves: 1
  • 1 T cocoa powder
  • 2 T sugar
  • 2 T water
  • 1 C milk
  • vanilla (optional)
  1. Combine cocoa, sugar, and water in a pot and heat on low stirring constantly.
  2. After about a minute or two add the milk and vanilla.
  3. Stir over medium heat until the hot cocoa is at a warm temperature. Don't boil though.


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