Everyone loves a good cup of Hot Cocoa during the winter time and there is nothing like a homemade recipe. Toss out your packets of powder and say hello to the best Hot Cocoa you’ve ever tasted!


4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tablespoons cane sugar
Pinch of salt and nutmeg
2 cups milk, coconut milk, or half and half
1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (optional)


  1. Start by adding your cocoa powder, salt, and sugar to a small bowl or mason jar.
  2. Whisk together well or shake if it’s in a jar.
  3. Add 4 tablespoons of milk to a small pot over medium-high heat and slowly whisk in powder.
  4. Stir until dissolved and no clumps are visible.
  5. Add in the additional milk and vanilla, and heat until hot. Stir frequently.
  6. Serve in a mug with whipped cream or marshmallows. Pro tip: dust the top with a little extra cocoa powder!