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best homemade hot cocoa

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

Smooth, luscious and delicious, this is a great beverage recipe to sip during the cold months of the year!

yield 4 cups
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For best homemade hot cocoa

  • 2/3 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    good quality unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch
    fleur de sel
  • 1/3 c
    boiling water
  • 4 c
  • 3/4 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    whipped cream, for garnish
  • 1/4 c
    shaved chocolate, for garnish

How To Make best homemade hot cocoa

  • 1
    In a medium saucepan, add sugar, cocoa powder and salt; whisk until blended.
  • 2
    Slowly pour in boiling water and whisk until nice and smooth. Set the heat on medium and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer, stirring constantly.
  • 3
    Whisk in the milk and heat it up until hot – do not boil!
  • 4
    As soon as bubbles are coming up, whisk constantly for 2 minutes before removing from the heat. Stir in pure vanilla extract.
  • 5
    Divide the hot cocoa in mugs, top with whipped cream and garnish with shaved dark chocolate.
  • 6
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