Recipe for Hot Chocolate

Recipe for Hot Chocolate

Mincie Richardson

It is very cold outside and one to stay warm is wrap up in a blanket and drink hot chocolate.  If you don’t know how to make hot chocolate here is a simple and easy recipe to teach you how.

  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups milk (1 qt.)
  • 1/3 cup water hot
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 1/4 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa


  • Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in medium saucepan; stir in water. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil and stir 2 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Note: Recipe may be doubled.
  • 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.