Creamy Hot Cocoa

Creamy Hot Cocoa

Drinks Hot Chocolate

It's old fashioned, it's comforting, it makes the kitchen smell wonderful and it's good for the soul.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 310
Preparation time: 2m
Total cooking time: 7m


  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream


  • 1   Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir. Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes. Watch that it doesn't scorch. Stir in 3 1/2 cups of milk and heat until very hot, but do not boil! Remove from heat and add vanilla. Divide between 4 mugs. Add the cream to the mugs of cocoa to cool it to drinking temperature.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 8.7g 13%
    Saturated Fat 5.0g  
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Potassium 471mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 52.8g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%
Protein 9.3g 19%
Sugars 48g  
Vitamin A 511IU  
Vitamin C 1mg  
Calcium 292mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 2mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 63mg  
Folate 14mcg