Jennifer Smith Recipe

Santa's Special Hot Cocoa

By Jennifer Smith JSmith1966

Recipe Rating:
Cooking Method:
Stove Top

Jennifer's Story

I like to serve this with Candy canes in the mugs!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is the quintessential "foundation" recipe for the perfect cup of hot cocoa. Add extracts, liqueurs or candies to build on the terrific cocoa flavor... or sip it as-is! A delicious treat for a cool evening.


2 Tbsp
3 Tbsp
1/4 c
hot water
1 1/2 c
of tiny marshmallows (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

Pour cocoa and sugar into a saucepan and slowly add hot water. Stir until ingredients are blended together. Bring mixture to a boil. Boil over medium heat about 2 mins. stirring constantly. Reduce heat and add milk stirring occasionally until mixture is heated thoroughly. DO NOT BOIL. Remove from heat and stir well. Pour into mugs and add marshmallows if using. Enjoy and wait for Santa!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Collection: Festive Feasts
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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barbara enright BarbaraDoll
Dec 29, 2014
I make it like this only I add a dash of vanilla and a couple tablespoons of evaporated milk. Soooo good!
Ben Chodyniecki benjicooks
Dec 25, 2014
Any problem stripling or more times??
tommie morris iluvpds
Dec 24, 2014
Going to make this right now! Sounds fantastic, I am a chocoholic, , can already taste this!! Thanks...
Ellen Scarlett bakincookin
Dec 24, 2014
Original or not - what matters are that the recipes are tried and true....and delicious. You have just made one Santa VERY HAPPY. Thank you for sharing and Congrats on your blue ribbon!
Sharon Ward MsMayberry
Dec 24, 2014
Seriously people.... this is a copy recipe from the back of a can of cocoa! Yes it is good.... because it's a CLASSIC! I thought this site was suppose to be for ORIGINAL recipes. Or AT the very LEAST a variation of an original, OR posted as a copy! This whole thing makes me angry .....