Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hot Cocoa

I love hot cocoa.  It makes me feel warm and fuzzy.  I grew up drinking it out of a packet because it's easy.  Little did I know it's just as easy to make it from scratch with cocoa powder.

Hot Cocoa:
(Toll house)

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup baking cocoa
4 cups milk, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine sugar and cocoa in medium saucepan; stir. Gradually stir in 1/3 cup milk to make a smooth paste; stir in remaining milk.

Warm over medium heat, stirring constantly, until hot (do not boil). Remove from heat; stir in vanilla extract. Top with whipped cream or marshmallows, if desired, before serving.

If you wanted to change this around a little bit feel free to add some peppermint extract to the mix. 


  1. Wow... I never knew it was that easy! I must try it!

  2. It's really easy, I was surprised.