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Simple Homemade Hot Chocolate

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 4
Author: Melanie - Gather for Bread


  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • Dash salt
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups 2 % or whole milk
  • Miniature marshmallows or sweetened whipped cream optional


  • In a medium saucepan combine sugar, cocoa and a dash of salt. Slowly stir in hot water. Cook over medium heat, continuing to stir, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Add milk and warm to desired temperature.
  • Remove mixture from the heat and stir in vanilla.
  • Optional: Beat with a milk frother until frothy.
  • Top with marshmallows or whipped cream if desired.