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EASY Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe

Ready for a creamy, satisfying of hot chocolate but you don’t have any mixes on hand? No worries! Our homemade hot cocoa recipe is quick  to make! After you see how simple it is to make easy homemade hot chocolate you won’t go back to a pre-packaged mix with all the fillers and preservatives. Just realy ingredients in this hot chocolate from scratch!

Ready for a creamy, satisfying of hot chocolate but you don't have any mixes on hand? No worries! Our homemade hot cocoa recipe is quick  to make! After you see how simple it is to make easy homemade hot chocolate you won't go back to a pre-packaged mix with all the fillers and preservatives. Just realy ingredients in this hot chocolate from scratch!

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Homemade Hot Cocoa

You wil love how quick and easy it is to make your own homemade hot chocolate from scratch! This simple hot chocolate recipe uses common ingredients you probably already have on hand in your kitchen! My kids love our best homemade hot chocolate because it is creamier, tastes better, and I never have to say I am out of hot chocolate mixes! We whip up this easy homemade hot cocoa every time it snows, we are hanging out around the campfire, or we need to warm up while watching a movie or playing games. I am sure your family will love this recipe too!

Start out by grabbing your ingredients: white sugar - I love starting with extra fine (I started cooking with this after making macrons!) unsweetened cocoa powder water salt milk  - I use organic whole milk, but you can use whatever you have on hand vanilla extract half and half - makes it extra creamy! mini marshmallows (optional) optional: chocolate shavings, peppermint extract, whip cream, sprinkles, raspberries

Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate

Start out by grabbing your ingredients:

  • white sugar – I love starting with extra fine (I started cooking with this after making macrons!)
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • water
  • salt
  • milk  – I use organic whole milk, but you can use whatever you have on hand
  • vanilla extract
  • half and half – makes it extra creamy!
  • mini marshmallows (optional)
  • optional: chocolate shavings, peppermint extract, whip cream, sprinkles, raspberries

Start by adding your water,  white sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, and a pinch of salt to a medium saucepan. Whisk the mixture until well combined as it heats for 2 minutes over medium high heat.

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Start by adding your water,  white sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, and a pinch of salt to a medium saucepan. Whisk the mixture until well combined as it heats for 2 minutes over medium high heat.

Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe

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Now add 3 1/2 cups whole milk until very hot, but not boiling.

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Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

Remove the pan from the heat and add  vanilla extract along with half and half cream.

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Pour your mixture into 4 mugs and enjoy your hot cocoa with marshmallows! Yum!

Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe

Hint, for younger kids add extra cool milk or cream at the end to cool it down quickly.

Homemade Hot Chocolate

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You can make it flavored cocoa by:

  • Peppermint Cocoa – add in peppermint extract instead of vanilla extract
  • Raspberry Cocoa – when you add in the milk, add in 1/4 cup pureed raspberries or raspberry extract
  • Orange Cocoa – add in orange extract instead of vanilla extract
  • Rum Cocoa – add in rum extract instead of vanilla extract

Warm up with this creamy, homemade hot chocolate! This easy hot cocoa recipe is the best for a quick winter drink with quality ingredients!

Hot cocoa from scratch

Warm up with this creamy, homemade hot chocolate! This easy hot cocoa recipe is the best for a quick winter drink with quality ingredients!

 

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EASY Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe

Ready for a creamy, satisfying of hot chocolate but you don't have any mixes on hand? No worries! Our homemade hot cocoa recipe is quick  to make! After you see how simple it is to make easy homemade hot chocolate you won't go back to a pre-packaged mix with all the fillers and preservatives. Just realy ingredients in this best homemade hot chocolate!
Course: Dessert, Drinks, Snack, winter
Cuisine: beverage, drink, hot chocoalte, hot cocoa
Keyword: beverages, drinks, hot chocolate, hot cocoa, winter drink
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Beth Gorden

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup white sugar I use extra fine
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup water
  • pinch salt
  • 3 1/2 cups milk whole is the creamiest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup half and half

Instructions

  • Combine  water, sugar, cocoa powder, and pinch of salt. Heat for 2 minutes over medium high heat. Add milk heat until very hot, but not boiling. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract and half and half cream.
  • Optional: You can make it flavored by adding pureed raspberries OR peppermint extract OR candy cane stirrer OR orange extract

Ready for a creamy, satisfying of hot chocolate but you don't have any mixes on hand? No worries! Our homemade hot cocoa recipe is quick  to make! After you see how simple it is to make easy homemade hot chocolate you won't go back to a pre-packaged mix with all the fillers and preservatives. Just realy ingredients in this hot chocolate from scratch!

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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