Hot Creamy Cocoa

The time for hot chocolate has arrived!
Photo: Graham van der Wielen
Homemade cocoa simply doesn't compare to the store bought stuff; which comes from a can or envelope!

Treat yourself and/or family to some delectable hot cocoa on the cold winter's days which lay ahead. ~ Liz Rhoades

Creamy Hot Cocoa
 Makes 4 servings


  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup Splenda or white sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 3 1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half dairy cream


  • Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan. 
  • Blend in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir. 
  • Simmer and continue stirring for about 2 minutes. Watch that it doesn't burn. 
  • Stir in milk and heat until very hot, but do not boil! Remove from heat and add vanilla. 
  • Divide cocoa between 4 mugs or big cups. 
  • Add the cream to the mugs of cocoa to cool it to drinking temperature. 
  • *Sprinkle a little cinnamon on top if you like

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1 comment:

  1. This looks REALLY good! I'm gonna try it some time! :)
    Tnx for visiting Naturally Me Creations! :)