My brothers and I always loved a hot cup of cocoa in the wintertime growing up. Usually we just had a cup of Swiss Miss but it was a real treat when our momma would make us the homemade version. We loved to plop several big marshmallows on top or a dollop of whip cream. I adapted this recipe straight from Hershey and it’s just one of those things that need no change. I love the perfect creamy and chocolate texture of it. You can even add a dash of cinnamon which is delicious in hot chocolate.
2 cups milk ( I use whole)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa powder (non sweet)
1. In a small saucepan on medium heat, add milk, vanilla, sugar and cocoa. Beat with a whisk until smooth. Allow to cook until thoroughly heated, about 1 minute.
Yields: 3 servings
* try my homemade marshmallows for a real treat here.