Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Hot Cocoa Recipe

This perfectly creamy, rich hot cocoa is best paired with a blanket and a book by the fire.

Photo by Sarah I.
Adapted from hersheys.com

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Adapted from hersheys.com

Ingredients

  • 3/4

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 4

    cups (1 quart) milk

  • 1/3

    cup hot water

  • Dash salt

  • 1/4

    cup Hershey's Cocoa

  • Miniature marshmallows or sweetened whipped cream (optional)

  • 1/2

    cup sugar

Directions

Stir together sugar, cocoa and salt in medium saucepan; stir in water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil and stir 2 minutes. Add milk; stirring constantly, heat to serving temperature. Do Not Boil. Remove from heat; add vanilla. Beat with rotary beater or whisk until foamy. Serve topped with marshmallows or whipped cream, if desired. Five 8 ounce servings. VARIATIONS: Add one of the following with the vanilla extract: SPICED COCOA: 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg. Serve with cinnamon stick, if desired. MINT COCOA: 1/2 teaspoon mint extract OR 3 tablespoons crushed hard peppermint candy OR 2 to 3 tablespoons white creme de menthe. Serve with peppermint candy stick, if desired. CITRUS COCOA: 1/2 teaspoon orange extract OR 2 to 3 tablespoons orange liqueur. SWISS MOCHA: 2 to 2-1/2 teaspoons powdered instant coffee. COCOA AU LAIT: Omit marshmallows or whipped cream. Spoon 2 tablespoons softened vanilla ice cream on top of each cup of cocoa at serving time. SLIM-TRIM COCOA: Omit sugar. Combine cocoa, salt and water; substitute nonfat milk. Proceed as above. With vanilla, stir in sugar substitute with sweetening equivalence of 1/2 cup sugar. CANADIAN COCOA: 1/2 teaspoon maple extract. MICROWAVE SINGLE SERVING: Combine 1 heaping teaspoon HERSHEY'S Cocoa, 2 heaping teaspoons sugar and dash salt in microwave-safe cup or mug. Add 2 teaspoons cold milk; stir until smooth. Fill cup with milk. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until hot. Stir to blend; serve.

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