Homemade Hot Cocoa

Is there anything more satisfying on a cold, snow day than a cozy mug of cocoa? I still believe my mama makes the best homemade hot cocoa mix, but I loved the Crock-Pot version my Aunt Michelle made for Christmas so much too! Today I thought I’d share the recipe I’ve been using to make a quick stovetop hot cocoa at my own house.


  • 1.5 C milk
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon sugar
  • Dash of vanilla extract

I start by warming the milk as I add the cocoa powder, cinnamon sugar, and vanilla to the pot. I bring it to just before boiling, while constantly whisking, before I pour the mix in my mug and top with a spoonful of whipped cream.

This is the cocoa powder I prefer using (it also makes great brownies!):

How do you fix your hot cocoa?

I also just finished a delightful book where hot cocoa was one of the main plot points, so it’s been a extra treat this weekend! 😉

4 thoughts on “Homemade Hot Cocoa

  1. This sounds amazing!! I always put cinnamon in my hot chocolate, but I didn’t know anyone else who did that. Most people side eye me!! I wish I had this to make today. It’s cold out there!


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