Homemade Hot Cocoa


  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa 
  • Dash salt 
  • 1/3 cup hot water 
  • 4 cups milk 
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • Optional - Miniature marshmallows, sweetened whipped cream or cinnamon sticks 


  1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and salt. 
  2. Add water; bring to a boil.  
  3. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.  
  4. Stir in milk; heat to serving temperature (do not boil).
  5. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. 
  6. If desired, garnish with marshmallows, cream or cinnamon sticks. 

What’s more comforting than a cup of hot cocoa?  Not only is it warm and delicious, but it’s a great treat that everyone can enjoy. Grab a family member or friend and enjoy this drink all month long.