Homestyle Hot Cocoa

Recipe by Katherine.Ann from Allrecipes.com
  • 10 min
  • 4 servings
  • 332 cal

“Perfect for snowy winter nights.”

  • Ingredients
    • ½ cup white sugar
    • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1 pinch salt
    • ⅓ cup boiling water
    • 3 cups milk
    • 1 cup half-and-half, divided
    • ¾ tsp vanilla extract
    • 8 large marshmallows (optional)
    • 8 chocolate chips (optional)
  • Directions
    • Prep
      5 min
    • Cook
      5 min
    • Ready in
      10 min
    Step 1
    Whisk together sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon and salt in a saucepan; stir in boiling water. Whisk until sugar is dissolved.
    Step 2
    Bring cocoa mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes; stir milk and ½ cup half-and-half into water mixture. Cook and stir until hot, about 2 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in remaining half-and-half and vanilla extract.
    Step 3
    Divide cocoa into mugs. Press chocolate chips into marshmallows; top each cup with two marshmallows. Enjoy!

    Tip: Ground cinnamon may be omitted in lieu of a whole cinnamon stick, used for garnish.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ⅓ cup boiling water
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half, divided
  • ¾ tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 large marshmallows (optional)
  • 8 chocolate chips (optional)
Directions
  • Prep
    5 min
  • Cook
    5 min
  • Ready in
    10 min
  • Step 1
    Whisk together sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon and salt in a saucepan; stir in boiling water. Whisk until sugar is dissolved.
  • Step 2
    Bring cocoa mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes; stir milk and ½ cup half-and-half into water mixture. Cook and stir until hot, about 2 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in remaining half-and-half and vanilla extract.
  • Step 3
    Divide cocoa into mugs. Press chocolate chips into marshmallows; top each cup with two marshmallows. Enjoy!

    Tip: Ground cinnamon may be omitted in lieu of a whole cinnamon stick, used for garnish.