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HERSHEY'S Perfectly Chocolate Hot Cocoa

Details

Time
25 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
6 (6 oz) servings

Hot cocoa requires no introduction, and with HERSHEY’S Perfectly Chocolate Hot Cocoa, it’s all in the name. Try this quick and easy recipe using HERSHEY’S cocoa to serve up to six friends or family members their own cup of sweet, creamy hot chocolate in just 25 minutes. Looking to mix it up even more? Make cinnamon, mint or mocha cocoa with super simple recipe variations that involve just one extra ingredient each. Whether you’ve been making your own desserts and beverages for years or want to start your journey with hot cocoa, you’ll have the perfect winter treat in no time with a cup of this creamy, chocolaty delight.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup

    sugar

  • 1/4 cup
  • pinch

    salt

  • 4 cups

    milk (1 qt)

  • 3/4 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • 1/3 cup

    water hot

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Directions

Equipment Needed 

Stovetop
Stovetop
Saucepan
Saucepan
Measuring Cups
Measuring Cups
Wooden Spoon
Wooden Spoon
Whisk
Whisk
1

Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in medium saucepan; stir in water. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil and stir 2 minutes.

2

Add milk; stir and heat until hot. Do NOT Boil. Remove from heat; add vanilla. Beat with whisk until foamy. About six 6-ounce servings.

Tip

Recipe can be multiplied for larger groups.

Variations: Add one of the following with the vanilla extract.

Cinnamon Cocoa: 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.

Mint Cocoa: 1/2 teaspoon mint extract OR 3 tablespoons crushed hard peppermint candy.

Mocha Cocoa: 1 to 2 tablespoons powdered instant coffee.

 

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