Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe

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Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe

Make Your Own Hot Cocoa!

Homemade hot cocoa is a delicious treat in cold weather! Sure, you can buy hot cocoa mix, but have you looked at the ingredients list? Sometime there are additives that you don’t want and the cocoa is probably not fair trade.

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It’s also inexpensive to make your own and reduces the amount of waste you create. This is a delicious way to reduce your carbon footprint!

The trick to making hot cocoa that isn’t lumpy – make a paste with the cocoa powder, sugar, and a small amount of milk…then stir in remainder of milk slowly.

Hot Cocoa Recipe

Makes 1 cup Hot Cocoa

  • 1 heaping Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar (or to taste)
  • pinch of salt (optional)
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy), divided
  • 1 drop vanilla extract
  • Garnish (optional)

In small saucepan (do not place on stove yet!), combine cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and 2 to 3 Tablespoons of the milk.

Stir together to form a paste. Add milk in small amounts and stir to mix thoroughly after each addition. Adding milk all at once will make a lumpy hot cocoa.

When all of milk is stirred in, add a drop of vanilla extract. Stir.

Place saucepan on burner and turn heat to medium low. Heat to desired temperature and add garnish.

Multiply recipe by number of people you wish to serve. Add marshmallows, sprinkle of cinnamon, whipped cream, a cookie, candy cane or other garnish as desired.

Enjoy!

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Lisa writes in-depth articles about gardening and homesteading topics. She grew up on a farm and has continued learning about horticulture, animal husbandry, and home food preservation ever since. She has earned an Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is a self proclaimed gardening freak and crazy chicken lady. In addition to writing for her own websites, Lisa has contributed articles to The Prepper Project and Homestead.org. The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.

9 comments on “Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe

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  2. Lacey

    This looks so much tastier than the Swiss Miss mix we always buy. I’ll have to make some soon! Thank you so much for sharing this on the Homestead Blog Hop! See you next week!

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