Perfect Hot Cocoa {recipe}


One of my favorite things when it starts to get cold outside (besides coffee, warm blankets, and long naps... which are few and far between these days) is hot cocoa.  Seriously.  Hot cocoa + warm blanket + a good movie is a perfect night for me.

I've noticed that everyone's preference of hot cocoa is different.  Some like it creamy and thicker.  Some like those Swiss Miss packets.. that are pretty much chocolate water (sorry.. but.. ew).  Anyway.  This recipe is creamy and delicious.  It's my favorite.  :)

(I obviously like a lot of marshmallows on mine..)

Perfect Hot Cocoa
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 or 4 oz. finely chopped chocolate (bittersweet/semi-sweet/milk chocolate.. your preference)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • marshmallows or whipped topping (optional)

Bring milk to a simmer in a small saucepan.  Stir in sweetened condensed milk.  Combine sugar, cocoa, chopped chocolate in a bowl.  Add to simmering milk.  Stir well until chocolate has melted and cocoa has thickened a bit.  Split between 4 mugs.  Top with marshmallows or whipped topping.  Grab a cozy blanket and a good movie... and enjoy.  :)


  1. ohhhh friend, you're going to have to make some for me! :)

  2. Mmmm I love hot chocolate! This looks much better than Trader Joe's hot cocoa in a can :p. I'm your newest follower btw!


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