10 thoughts on “how do you make the best hot chocolate(hot coco) ever!?

  1. use the best powder one or whatever u got, then melt a little chocolate or use some hersheys syrup, then add mini marshmallows! lol

  2. Here are some great recipes:

    Creamy Hot Cocoa
    Serves 4

    “Creamy homemade hot chocolate for the ultimate in comfort.”

    1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    3/4 cup white sugar
    1 pinch salt
    1/3 cup boiling water
    3 1/2 cups milk
    3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/2 cup half-and-half cream

    Combine the cocoa, sugar & pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir. Simmer & stir for about 2 minutes.

    Watch that it doesn’t scorch. Stir in 3 1/2 cups of milk & heat until very hot, but do not boil! Remove from heat & add vanilla. Divide between 4 mugs. Add the cream to the mugs of cocoa to cool it to drinking temperature.


    Croatian Hot Chocolate

    4 cups milk
    1 cup sugar
    1/2 cup cocoa (unsweetened)
    1/2 cup water
    7 teaspoons cornstarch

    Dissolve cornstarch in water & stir in cocoa & sugar until it is a smooth paste. Begin to heat the mixture, stirring it with a whisk. Pour in milk gradually.

    Continue stirring as you bring the liquid mixture to a simmer. Allow the liquid mixture to simmer for about 10 minutes stirring the liquid mixture often until the liquid mixture is thick, glossy & completely smooth.

    Serve immediately & enjoy. Serves 4 to 6 persons.


    Hot Chocalate

    Hot chocolate that’s good enough for the White House, with both milk & light cream. No fuss with melted chocolate, since it’s made with cocoa powder. Give it a whisk for a foamy touch.

    6 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
    6 tbs sugar
    2 1/2 cups milk
    2 1/2 cups light cream
    1/2 tsp vanilla
    Cinnamon, whipped cream & orange zest

    Add sugar & cocoa to milk & heat in a saucepan until dissolved. Add the cream, cinnamon & vanilla. Heat until almost boiling. Mix well & serve, topped with whipped cream & a bit of orange zest.


    Hot Chocolate

    “A blend of milk, chocolate, sugar, cinnamon & egg make a simple, sweet hot chocolate.”

    3 cups milk
    1/3 cup semisweet chocolate, grated
    1 tablespoon white sugar
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 egg

    Put milk into a microwave-safe container & cook on High in microwave for 2 minutes.

    Mix in chocolate, sugar, & cinnamon. In a small bowl, whisk an egg until smooth, then mix it into the chocolate mixture.

    Return to microwave & cook on High for 3 to 4 minutes or until foamy (be careful not to let it boil.) Whisk until smooth & pour into 3 mugs. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired.


    World Famous Triple Rush Hot Chocolate
    Serves 2

    A Triple Rush of all my favorite things in one great winter drink! Serve with marshmallows & a dash of chocolate sprinkles.”

    1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
    1/2 cup milk
    1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 dash hot chili powder
    1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
    1/2 cup cold milk

    Combine the chocolate chips & milk in a glass or plastic dish, & microwave on high, stirring every 20 to 30 seconds, until melted & smooth.

    Mix in the coffee, cinnamon, & hot chili powder until the instant coffee has dissolved. Stir in the cold milk.

    Strain into 2 mugs.

    Thin with additional milk, if desired.

  3. The best hot chocolate I ever had was made with Hershey’s chocolate (the powder) and the Hershey recipe. I think I’ll make it again only this time using artificial sweetener.

  4. My parents always used to make hot chocolate by warming up milk, and mixing the milk with sugar and cocoa. It tastes nice.

    But then, about a year ago, I was in Sydney, Australia, and when I walked down Military Road (in Mosman) I went to a shop where they sold chocolate (kinda expensive) and also hot chocolate… AMAZING!

    Here’s how you do it. You need:
    – about half a chocolate bar – about 100 g – (milk or dark, whatever you prefer)
    – a big cup of milk

    1. Put the chocolate + the milk in a pan. (Turn the stove on first ;)))

    2. Keep stirring while the chocolate melts.

    3. Drink it. It’s like drinking liquid chocolate… (because it is :D)

    hope I helped.

  5. This is the same hot chocolate recipe I grew-up drinking, and following it are some ideas for kicking-it-up a bit. Hope this helps 😉



    2 tablespoons sugar
    2 to 3 teaspoons HERSHEY’S Cocoa
    Dash salt
    1 cup milk
    1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Directions:Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in large mug. Heat milk in microwave at HIGH (100%) 1-1/2 minutes or until hot. Gradually add hot milk to cocoa mixture in mug, stirring until well blended. Stir in vanilla. 1 serving.


    Rich and Adult: Increase cocoa to 2 tablespoons; follow recipe above.
    Lower Fat: Use nonfat milk; follow recipe above.
    Sugar Free: Omit sugar. Combine cocoa and salt. Proceed as above, using nonfat milk. Stir in vanilla and sugar substitute with sweetening equivalence of 2 tablespoons sugar.



    Peanut Butter ‘n’ Chocolate: Dissolve one tsp. creamy peanut butter in one package of hot cocoa mix. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate-covered peanut butter candies and serve with a peanut butter candy cup on the side.

    Cocoa Sundae: Garnish one package prepared hot cocoa mix with whipped cream, chopped nuts, a drizzle of caramel ice cream topping and a cherry.

    Tropical Cocoa: Add 1/2 tsp. grated orange peel to one package prepared hot cocoa mix. Garnish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

    Peppermint Patty: Add 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract to one package prepared hot cocoa mix. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles. Serve with peppermint patty candies.

    Maple Cocoa: Dissolve 1-2 tsp. maple syrup in one package prepared hot cocoa mix.

    Mocha Amaretto: Combine 1-1/2 tsp. instant coffee with 1/2 ounce Almond flavor syrup and one package prepared hot cocoa mix. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings and serve with an amoretti cookie. For bar applications, substitute 1/2 oz. Amaretto liquor for syrup.

    Deluxe Chocolate Cocoa: Combine one Tbsp. chocolate syrup and Almond flavor syrup with one package prepared Hot cocoa mix. Add one tsp vanilla. For bar applications, substitute 1/2 oz. each cream de cocoa and Amaretto for chocolate syrup and flavored syrup.

    Triple Chocolate Cocoa: Combine one Tbsp. chocolate syrup and one tsp. vanilla with one package prepared Hot cocoa mix. Garnish with whipped cream and grated chocolate. Drizzle chocolate syrup over topping before serving. For bar applications, substitute 1/2 oz. cream de cocoa for chocolate syrup.

    Cappuccino Amore: Combine 1-1/2 tsp. instant coffee with one Tbsp. each orange, almond and coffee flavor syrups, and one package prepared Hot cocoa mix. Garnish with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. For bar applications, substitute 1/2 ounce each Grand Marnier, Amaretto and Kahlua for syrups.

  6. The secret ingredient in this mix is the mini chocolate chips, which melt when combined with the boiling water and give the cocoa an extra-rich flavor. The recipe makes enough for four gift-size portions, each of which can be measured into a small plastic bag and tucked into a cup or mug filled with mini marshmallows, candy stick stirrers, and a spoon. Wrap each filled gift cup in cellophane and don’t forget to include a tag with the following instructions: “Spoon 3 or 4 generous tablespoons of cocoa mix into your cup (depending on the size), add boiling water, and stir well.”


    * 2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
    * 3/4 cup sugar
    * 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

    * 1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
    * 1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
    * 1/8 teaspoon salt

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