Friday, November 11, 2011

Yummy, Delicious Homemade Hot Chocolate

In the movie Chocolat, I was enraptured (ok, maybe that's too strong of a word to use there, but how often do you really get to use it?) as I watched Juliette Binoche prepare a cup of hot chocolate. I remember thinking, "That must taste really good."

Well, I've found a recipe that tastes like I imagined that cup of hot "chocolat" would.

It's simple, frugal, and oh so yummy. Way more delicious than a packet of Swiss Miss (and healthier, too). Did you know unsweetened cocoa contains healthy antioxidants?

Here's the recipe (straight off the side of the Hershey's Baking Cocoa Natural Unsweetened, 8oz Can)

Favorite Hot Cocoa
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. cocoa
dash salt
1/3 c. hot water
4 cups milk
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
Mix sugar, cocoa, and salt in saucepan; stir in water. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils; boil and stir 2 minutes. Stir in milk and heat. DO NOT BOIL. Remove from heat, add vanilla.
I see they also have dark chocolate too. The can looks like this:

I think this would be delicious with homemade whipped cream and some chocolate shavings on top!

(linked to Frugal Friday)


  1. Yum! I have a similar, single serve recipe. I use 1 tbsp. cocoa powder, 2 tbsp. vanilla sugar (sugar that's been chillin' with a couple of vanilla beans) and 1 c. milk. I have a Cocomotion Hot Chocolate Maker and just throw it in there to whirl and foam. It's so rich!

  2. Sarah KauffmanNovember 17, 2011

    We love this classic recipe as well! It is a winter tradition in my in-laws family to have homemade hot chocolate and popcorn on Sunday afternoons/evenings.