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Homemade Hot Cocoa

closeup of mug of hot cocoa topped with mini marshmallows

4.9 from 85 reviews

Nothing compares to homemade hot cocoa, and this recipe is so easy to make with unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla, milk, and a pinch of salt.

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the cocoa powder, sugar, water, and salt over medium heat.
  2. Cook, stirring constantly until smooth and bring to a simmer.
  3. Reduce heat, and stir in the milk, do not boil.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour into mugs and serve immediately.

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Notes

  • I’ve used both vanilla soymilk as well as almond milk to make this and both are delicious!

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