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Homemade Hot Cocoa

Prep Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • Sauce pan


  • 4 Cups milk or non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1/3 Cup hot water
  • 1/8 tsp salt (optional)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Toppings: mini marshmallows, whipped cream, crushed candy canes, caramel, chocolate chips.


  • 1. Heat milk in a saucepan on low heat.
    2. Add in cocoa, sugar and hot water. Stir well.
    3. Add in salt and vanilla.
    Serve in mugs.
    Add toppings. 
Keyword cocoa, hot chocolate, hot cocoa, marshmallows