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HERSHEY'S Perfectly Chocolate Hot Cocoa

Details

Time
25 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
6 (6 oz.) servings

What to know how to make hot chocolate? Start with HERSHEY'S Cocoa Powder! This stovetop recipe makes enough hot cocoa for six cups, but can be easily doubled to serve a crowd. Stick with the classic, or try one of three delicious flavor variations.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup
    sugar
  • 1/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • pinch
    salt
  • 4 cups
    milk (1-qt.)
  • 3/4 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup
    water hot

Directions

Equipment Needed 
Stovetop Stovetop
Saucepan Saucepan
Measuring Cups Measuring Cups
Wooden Spoon Wooden Spoon
Whisk Whisk
1

Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in medium saucepan; stir in water. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil and stir 2 minutes.

2

Add milk; stir and heat until hot. Do Not Boil. Remove from heat; add vanilla. Beat with whisk until foamy. About six 6-ounce servings.

Tip

Recipe can be multiplied for larger groups.

Variations: Add one of the following with the vanilla extract.

Cinnamon Cocoa: 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.

Mint Cocoa: 1/2 teaspoon mint extract OR 3 tablespoons crushed hard peppermint candy.

Mocha Cocoa: 1 to 2 tablespoons powdered instant coffee.

 

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