There’s nothing like a mug of hot chocolate topped with whipped cream or plump marshmallows on a winter day. Or wait, is it hot cocoa? Aren’t they the same thing?
Are Hot Chocolate and Hot Cocoa the Same Thing?
While both names are attached to a delicious, chocolatey beverage, hot chocolate and hot cocoa are, in fact, different.
Hot cocoa is made from cocoa powder, sugar, and milk. It’s sweet thanks to the sugar and light in texture.
On the other hand, hot chocolate is finely chopped chocolate mixed with hot milk. It’s super-rich and thick in consistency compared to hot cocoa. And no it’s not the same as “hot chocolate milk”- which is warming up cold chocolate milk. Also delicious!
Trust me; there’s nothing like drinking a cup of melted chocolate mixed with hot milk and vanilla extract.