Spiced Hot Cocoa

Today I when I went to pick up Owen at school he asked if we could have hot cocoa when we got home. SURE I say thinking that I always have a supply of sugar free swiss miss in the cupboard for rainy cold days like today.

WRONG I had nothing... no nestle syrup, no ovaltine, no swiss miss.

So how hard can it be to make your own cocoa mix?

It is not hard at all.

Spiced Hot Cocoa

1/3 of a cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 a cup sugar
1/2 cup of water
3 cups of milk
1 cup of half and half
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla extract

In a sauce pan whisk try ingredients and water together over medium heat bring to a low boil. Whisk in milk and half and half. Continue whisking until its your desired hotness.... then whisk in vanilla.

And enjoy!

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  1. Mmmmmm......


  2. This looks delicious. It isn't quite cocoa season here, but I'm definitely going to try a dash of cinnamon in mine next time I make it!

  3. I need to try this! I always make mine from a pack