Hershey’s Homemade Hot Cocoa

There is nothing better on these cold mornings than drinking a cup of Homemade Hot Cocoa. Kids think it is the best drink ever when you add marshmallows or whipped cream on top, both add an amazing extra flavor to this already delicious drink. Have you ever tried putting it in your coffee? One of my favorite things is coffee with hot cocoa. It makes your coffee taste like the expensive lattes at the coffee shops but at a fraction of the cost.

Source: Hershey’s Chocolate Lovers Cookbook




In a medium saucepan combine sugar, cocoa and salt.

Pour in the hot water and stir until sugar and cocoa is dissolved.

Heat over medium heat until mixture boils, stirring constantly.

Boil and stir constantly for two minutes.

Pour hot milk into the cocoa mixture stirring until completely combined.


Add marshmallows or whipping cream on top, if you wish, and serve.

Hershey’s Homemade Hot Cocoa




  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • dash of salt
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 4 cups hot milk, do not boil
  • 3/4 tsp Vanilla extract

Optional: whipping cream or mini marshmallows


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and salt.
  2. Pour hot water in and stir until the sugar and cocoa are dissolved.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for two minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and pour the hot milk in stirring until combined.

Optional: Add whipping cream or marshmallows on top and serve.


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  1. My wife is in charge of her strong, Italianesque blend of a couple of coffees from Trader Joe. Just this morning I added (to the cup) a couple teaspoons of ground dark chocolate also from TJ. No sugar…tho there’s a touch in the chocolate. Winter is coming.


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