Who does not love a traditional Hot Cocoa recipe when this cool weather hits? I can not imagine anyone not caring to enjoy a nice hot cup of Hot Cocoa to warm themselves up in the fall and winter. The cool days and nights have set in here in Cincinnati and I love asking the hubby to whip up his warm traditional warm hot cocoa recipe for all of us to enjoy. I have created quite a tradition with my kiddos. After school during the cold months I always have cups of hot chocolate ready for them to enjoy when they arrive home. If dad happens to be here, he whips up a batch of the good stuff.
Traditional Hot Cocoa Recipe
I personally enjoy hot cocoa with a fire and a good book (or Kindle these days ha ha). For years I always just made the packaged stuff and then realized how much better traditional hot cocoa really is. Top it with some freshly whipped cream and you will feel like you are in heaven.
1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
1/2 cup Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Water
3 1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup Evaporated Milk
1 tsp Vanilla
Mix cocoa, sugar, salt and water in medium pan and bring to boil over medium heat.
Boil for 3 minutes.
Add milk and evaporated milk and continue stirring.
Do not let milk boil or cocoa will scald.
When temp is hot enough for your tastes, transfer to cups.
Add Whipped Cream, Marshmallows or Fluff as desired.
If you are one who usually uses packet hot chocolate you NEED to make yourself a batch of this traditional hot cocoa. The flavor is absolutely amazing. With just a few minutes time and a few ingredients you can have “the real thing”.