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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Simple Hot Cocoa Recipe

My sister has been making hot cocoa as a treat for us in the evenings! We love drinking it while watching Christmas movies. It’s made from only a few real food ingredients. It will fully satisfy your chocolate cravings, and it’s a perfect dessert for this time of year. We make it on the stove top, and it only takes a few minutes. This recipe is a much healthier alternative to powered cocoa mix or using the microwave.


½ cup sucanat or rapadura (or brown sugar)

¼ cup (pure/unsweetened) cocoa powder

A pinch of salt

1/3 cup hot water

4 cups whole milk

¾ tsp. vanilla extract

Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in saucepan; stir in water. (The cocoa mixture doesn’t mix well with the cold milk. That’s why the water is added first.) Stir over medium heat for about 2 minutes until mixture is hot. Add milk and stir until the cocoa is hot (do not let it boil). Remove from heat and add vanilla. Makes 4-6 servings (depending on how big your mugs are ;).

Instead of marshmallows, sprinkle ground cinnamon on top. Enjoy! 

This post is linked to Frugally Sustainable and Raising Homemakers

1 comment:

  1. Yum Thanks, we love hot chocolate, and now that its getting colder this will be perfect!