Homemade Hot Cocoa

I had a hardcore hankering for hot cocoa.  To the pantry, pushing the Raisin Bran and mixed nuts to the side, looking for hot cocoa.  Wooo hoo!  There’s a canister of cocoa!  Hmmmm…I wonder if cocoa expires.  Awwwww, crap.  March 15, 2013.  I should probably do a pantry clean-out…

[scratches head]

Pish-posh, I can make my own.

I had un-expired unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar and milk.  Hot cocoa was in my hands, on the couch in 5 minutes…well, 10 minutes actually, because I took pictures.  The full printable recipe is below, ready for you, your couch, your comfy sweater and fuzzy slippers.

Homemade Hot Cocoa https://joaniesimon.com

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Homemade Hot Cocoa

  • Author: Joanie Simon
  • Total Time: 6 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


Simple hot cocoa.


  • 1 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Mix 1 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder with 2 tsp sugar (more sugar if you like it sweeter) and a dash of salt in a mug.
  2. Boil the water and slowly stir into the mug by a tablespoon or so at a time so it becomes a thick and chocolatey. Add in the milk (or eggnog if you’re feeling dangeresque) and top with whip, mallows, whatever suits your fancy.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 min
  • Category: Beverage
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Homemade Hot Cocoa https://joaniesimon.com

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