Jennifer Smith Recipe

Santa's Special Hot Cocoa

By Jennifer Smith JSmith1966

Recipe Rating:
 5 Ratings
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

  • Comments

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  • user
    Sandi Faist sandif - Sep 15, 2010
    Thank you for this easy recipe - just what I wanted, easy and good.
  • user
    annie Melton Joeslady - Nov 5, 2010
    I will be sure to share this recipe with my sister-in-law.We have been exchanging recipes for years.she is always glad to hear of a new recipe that I might have found.I am really glad to have found just a pinch.Recipe heaven!
  • user
    Kay Lott all4ukid - Nov 5, 2010
    I love hot choc. Thz for posting this..I'm with you Annie on the Receipe heaven...I just look & look..
  • user
    Marilyn Osborne alaMO - Nov 6, 2010
    This is just the way I remember my mother making it! Super easy and the ultimate for choco-holic me! Sometimes, I add a cinnamon-stick.
  • user
    Robin DuPree robdupree - Dec 7, 2010
    Congratulations on the blue ribbon and front page cover..