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Basic Hot Cocoa Recipe

Smooth, Chocolatey, and perfect with toppings!
Prep Time 15 mins
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 5 Cups


  • ½ C. sugar
  • ¼ C. baking cocoa (or melted chocolate)
  • dash salt
  • C. hot water
  • 4 C. milk
  • ¾ tsp. vanilla extract


  • Begin by whisking the cocoa, sugar, and salt together in a medium-sized saucepan. Then add the water and bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Allow the mixture to boil for about two minutes before stirring in the milk and bringing it up to temperature. Do not bring the hot chocolate back to a boil! When the mixture is hot, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Whisk with an immersion blender until light and frothy, then serve!
Keyword Hot Chocolate Bar, Hot Chocolate Recipe, Hot Cocoa Recipe