December 20, 2013

Irresistible Hot Cocoa/Chocolate

How to make an Irresistible Hot Cocoa in 3 minutes

         There's something about hot chocolate - A well made hot chocolate can brighten your day & bring a smile on your face, even when the skies are gray with sub zero temperatures and the only flowers are the icicles on the eaves and the beads on each twig. There's nothing better than sipping on a mug of piping hot cocoa with X'mas songs in the background & watching a snow covered territory; all from the comfort of staying warm indoors; at least for me.

         Most of us just use the ready mix to make Hot Cocoa; i did too, until i tried this recipe. Now i don't think I'll ever go back to the store-bought mix again. If you like the convenience of the mix, you can store all the dry ingredients in a jar & just add milk & Vanilla, when you are ready to serve. The store bought mix has a lot besides Sugar & Cocoa - artificial flavors, preservatives, colors & what not. Plus, when you make your own; you can control the sweetness as well as the amount of chocolate (X 2) that goes in it. Plain hot cocoa is something in itself, but with whipped cream & chocolate shavings on top, imagine the smooth & creamy deliciousness in your mouth & you will want one right away :) You can even drop a square of your favorite chocolate into it.

How to make an Irresistible Hot Cocoa in 3 minutes

Ingredients for 1 serving:

2 Tbsp Sugar
3 Tsp Cocoa powder (Go for the best)
Dash of Salt
1 Cup of Milk
1/4 Tsp Vanilla extract
Unsweetened Whipped Cream
Grated Chocolate/Chocolate shavings
Few Marshmallows (optional)

  • Mix Sugar, Cocoa & salt in a large mug.
  • Heat Milk in the microwave at high(100%) for about 2 minutes or until hot.
  • Gradually add Milk to Cocoa mixture; stir well.
  • Stir in Vanilla extract.

  • Top with unsweetened Whipped cream/Marshmallows & Chocolate shavings & devour piping hot.


 Saw this delicious recipe at the back of  Hershey's Cocoa box. Sending this to Srivalli's CCChallenge


  1. very irrestible indeed :) looks so yumm and delicious feel like grabing the mug and finish them right away :)

  2. I agree Manju... perfect for winters and looks irresistible indeed...

  3. i actually hardly ever used the packaged stuff. My mom would always get fresh cocoa from the Caribbean and use the freshly grated cocoa to make hot chocolate. I only got the packet stuff when I was at friend's house and even now, I always make from high cocoa% chocolate bars we get here. I can imagine how good this was with the fresh shaved chocoalte on top

    1. Made from scratch & fresh is always best, you were lucky :)


  4. I was planning to make some of this :) You made them very beautifully, they look adorable :)

  5. Awesome looking hot cocoa. Perfect to warm up for chilly winters.

  6. Warming up with hot cocoa is my favorite part of the holiday season :)

  7. Hot cocoa looks yummy..Perfect for this weather.

  8. Wow love how frothy this looks Suja..I can have this anytime..:)

  9. Thanks for your encouraging feedback, friends :o)


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