Hot Cocoa- Our Favorite Recipe


Did you know that today was National Hot Cocoa Day? Who knew that there was such a wonderful holiday? If you’re like us, we’ll take any excuse to enjoy a warm cup of hot chocolate, especially around the holidays

I love every kind of hot chocolate, the Swiss Miss packets, hot cocoa bombs, and home made but my favorite cups have always been made by this recipe. I hope you and your kids will enjoy this one as well! 

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Hot Cocoa Recipe

⅓ Unsweetened cocoa powder

Pinch pink Himalayan salt

¾ cup white sugar

¾ teaspoon vanilla

3 cups whole milk

1 cup water

Optional ingredients: 

Candy canes

Chocolate chips 


Whipped cream 

hot chocolate

Mix dry ingredients in a pot on the stovetop, stir in 1 cup of water and heat to a boil stirring to keep ingredients from burning.  Once the water and cocoa mixture comes to a boil, stir in the 3 cups of milk and  bring the  mixture to a boil to heat.  Add in the vanilla and pour the hot cocoa divided into four coffee mugs. 

Top with marshmallows, chocolate chips and whipped cream if you like and stir with your choice of peppermint sticks or candy canes.




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