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How To Make The Most Amazing Hot Cocoa

5 from 2 votes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Mugs


  • 1/3 cup Unsweetened Hershey Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 cup White Granulated Sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups Milk
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream Option Substitute for Half-and-Half
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract Use a good vanilla extract not imitation.
  • 2-3 dashes Ground Cinnamon
  • A pinch of Cayenne Pepper (optional - does not make it spicy, it enhances the chocolate)


  • 1 Can Whip Cream
  • Marshmallows
  • Peppermint Candy Canes or Sticks
  • Nonpariels, Cookies, Shaved Chocolate, Peppermint Bark, Sprinkles, etc.


  • Combine coca powder, sugar, milk, heavy whipping cream, vanilla, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper in a saucepan. Stir well to blend all ingredients.
  • Cook over med to low heat and simmer to bring to a slow boil. You will need to stir constantly so you do not scorch your milk.
  • Makes 4 large mugs of Hot Cocoa. Top with Whip Cream and your favorite toppings.
Keyword Hot Chocolate, Hot Cocoa