A Spoonful of Sugar

Making every day life as a mom just a little bit sweeter.

Scooby Snack~Tip of the Day…Hot Cocoa recipe! February 9, 2010

Filed under: Crazy Good Food,Scooby Snack~Tip of the Day — Janine Chance @ 8:27 am

Here is a requested recipe from one of my readers…here ya’ go, Susan! Enjoy!

Creamy Home-made Hot Cocoa Mix

1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 – 1/2 c. sugar (depending on how sweet you want it) I use super-fine Sugar in the Raw, but you can use white sugar, as well

1 pinch of salt

1/3 c. boiling water

3 1/2 c. milk

3/4 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 c. half and half (or you can use plain coffee creamer)


Directions: Combine cocoa, sugar and salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to a low boil on med.-low heat, stirring constantly. Simmer and stir for couple of minutes, making sure that it doesn’t scorch. If it’s boiling too rapidly, turn the heat down. Stir in the milk and heat until hot, but do not boil! Remove from the stove and add vanilla. This will make 4 servings. Once the cocoa is divided into 4 mugs, add the half and half, or cream to each mug to cool it down. I always add either the mini marshmallows, or one big marshmallow to their mug.

For different flavors, you can add a pinch of peppermint extract at the end, or orange extract. Makes different flavored hot cocoa. Yum!

Would love to know what you think!


4 Responses to “Scooby Snack~Tip of the Day…Hot Cocoa recipe!”

  1. Cheri Garrett Says:

    Hopefully I’ve “signed up” successfully…I can hear Julie Andrews singing…Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, the medicine go dooown medicine go down”… hehe
    It’s always great to see you guys!
    Love you

    • 3girlmomblog Says:

      Thanks, Sheri! The whole ‘spoonful of sugar’ thing can mean so many different things…getting the medicine down, or just making things a little sweeter…I thought it was catchy, too! Thanks for signing up for my blog! I appreciate the support! Love you guys! Give Mikayla a hug for me and the girls!

  2. Susan Corvacchioli Says:


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