Easy Hot Cocoa / Hot Chocolate Recipe

The holiday season is upon us and when it’s cold outside, nothing’s as nice as cozying up with a nice, hot beverage (while donning your Snuggie). When you want a cup of hot cocoa, making it at home is really not that hard. It sure beats the packaged instant mixes too.

Using chocolate will give a bit of a richer taste, but you can also use cocoa powder and add cream for a similar effect. 101 Cookbooks has compiled a nice list of user-submitted suggestions for drinkable chocolate.

What you need:
4 cups milk
2 ounces cocoa
1/3 cup sugar

heavy whipping cream
cinnamon sticks
whole nutmeg

Add the cocoa (or chocolate), sugar, and half of the milk to a pot. Heat gently at 50% heat until it starts to boil, then add the remainder of the milk.

ingredients for hot cocoa

Whip with an electric beater until you get soft peaks.

soft peaks on egg beater

Pour the hot cocoa into a glass and top with some whipped cream. Sprinkle with some cocoa powder, or cinnamon and nutmeg shavings.

cup of hot cocoa with nutmeg and cinnamon

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3 comments on “Easy Hot Cocoa / Hot Chocolate Recipe

  1. monica burnett says:


  2. beancounter says:

    cool site!

    you should try Filipino chocolate tablets called Tableas….

    1. Rose says:

      My uncle makes the best tablea!!!!!!!!!!!!! The ones you get from the Filipino store is awful.

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