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Homestyle Hot Cocoa

Homestyle Hot Cocoa Recipe


It's nice to know how to make a creamy homestyle hot chocolate from scratch, a delicious and comforting drink after outdoor activities in cold weather.


  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ⅓ cup boiling water
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half, divided
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 regulars large marshmallows


  1. Whisk together sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and salt in a saucepan; stir in boiling water. Whisk until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Bring cocoa mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes; stir milk and 1/2 cup half-and-half into water mixture. Cook and stir just until hot, about 2 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in remaining half-and-half and vanilla extract.
  3. Divide cocoa into mugs, top with marshmallows, and serve.

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Nutritional Information

Homestyle Hot Cocoa

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 331.6
% Daily Value *
protein: 19 %
carbohydrates: 17 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 10 %
fat: 18 %
saturated fat: 36 %
cholesterol: 12 %
vitamin a iu: 11 %
niacin equivalents: 18 %
vitamin b6: 6 %
vitamin c: 2 %
folate: 3 %
calcium: 29 %
iron: 6 %
magnesium: 22 %
potassium: 13 %
sodium: 6 %
thiamin: 10 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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