Homemade Hot Cocoa


As the days feel longer and the weather gets colder, we all want to go home and snuggle up to a warm treat. With exactly thirteen days until winter break, we look forward to the lazy days full of food and rest. What’s better than a sweet cup of hot chocolate to warm you up? Here is a simple recipe you and your family can make on chilly days:


  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 cups milk (Dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine the cocoa, sugar, water, and salt in a medium saucepan.
  2. Over medium heat, stir constantly until the mixture boils. Cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in the milk and heat, but do not boil.
  4. Remove from the heat and add vanilla; stir well. Serve immediately.


If lactose intolerant or interested in being different, both vanilla soymilk as well as almond milk are both delicious ways to change it up!

Source: http://www.momables.com/how-to-make-homemade-hot-cocoa/