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Homemade Hot Cocoa

Prep/Total Time:15 min

Makes: 5 cups


4 cups milk

1/2 cup sugar Image result for sugar
1/4 cup baking cocoa
Dash salt Image result for salt
Miniature marshmallows, sweetened whipped cream or cinnamon sticks, 1/3 cup hot water, 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to make it

  1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and salt. Add water; bring to a boil.
  2. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in milk; heat to serving temperature (do not boil).
  3. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Whisk until frothy.
  4. If desired, garnish with marshmallows, cream or cinnamon sticks.
  5. For Swiss Mocha Cocoa: Add 2 to 2-1/2 teaspoons instant coffee with vanilla.
  6. For Canadian Cocoa: Add 1/2 teaspoon imitation maple flavoring with vanilla.
  7. For Slim-Trim Cocoa: Omit sugar. Combine cocoa, salt and water. Substitute fat-free milk. Proceed as above. Stir in vanilla with artificial sweetener equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 211 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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