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Make Your Own Cocoa

This is the perfect time of year to sit back and relax with a big mug of hot chocolate. But have you ever tried to make your own? It’s easier than you may think, just follow these simple steps.


Makes 5 cups of Hot Chocolate



½ cup sugar

¼ cup baking cocoa

Pinch of salt

1/3 cup hot water

4 cups milk

¾ tsp of vanilla extract

Marshmallows, whipped cream, sprinkles, or peppermint sticks for topping



  • In a saucepan combine the sugar, cocoa, and salt, and water; bring to a boil and cook for two minutes while stirring.
  • Add the milk and heat to desired temperature, but do not return to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, whisk until frothy.
  • Pour into mugs and top with the toppings of your choice or enjoy it as is

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