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Homemade Hot Chocolate

Prep Time:

20 Minutes

Cook Time:

10 Minutes to boil water and adding ingredients.


4 Servings



About the Recipe

A creamy, rich hot cocoa drink to warm you up on chilly days!


  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1/3 cup boiling water

  • 4 cups California Sunshine milk

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Optional additions:

  • Top with mini marshmallows, whip cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon!


Step 1

Mix sugar, cocoa powder and salt in a saucepan. Add boiling water and stir until smooth. Cook mixture on low heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Step 2

Stir milk into chocolate mixture and heat to desired temperature.

Step 3

Stir in vanilla.

Step 4

Pour into mugs and add toppings (see optional additions).


For added flavor, decor and fun, place a cinnamon stick or candy cane into the whip cream to stir hot cocoa.

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