Simple Homemade Hot Cocoa is JUST that, so SIMPLE to make! This recipe inspiration came from being stuck in our house due to a state wide weather warning that came true! We are up to our ears in snow and ice and hot cocoa is a must in weather like that! What do you do when you don’t have convenient store bought cocoa packets and you can’t leave your house due to weather? You make your own of course in minutes and decide that homemade hot cocoa is way better!

Since my kids were very little I have always loved to proclaim Winter as hot cocoa season. You will find us often coming in and sharing cups of cocoa together or cozying up on a Winter night, eating popcorn, sipping cocoa and watching a movie together.

Hot cocoa has become something much more than a beverage to us…it has become something linked to quality time and memory making.

Here is a video that shows you how to make your own Hot Cocoa in minutes:


When I made this Simple Homemade Hot Cocoa recipe the kids approved! All you need is some milk, sugar or sweeter and baking cocoa and a little salt.

Homemade Hot Cocoa

A delicious and simple recipe for a nostalgic beverage the whole family will enjoy.

Course Drinks
Keyword hot cocoa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 184 kcal


  • 1/3 cup sugar (You may substitute with a calorie free sugar substitute to reduce each serving by 54 kcalories.)
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 4 cups 2% milk (You may substitute with a low calories almond milk to reduce each serving by 90 kcalories.)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla *optional
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon *optional


  1. Add sugar, cocoa and water to pan over low to medium heat and stir mixture to create a chocolate sauce.

  2. Add milk, salt, vanilla and cinnamon to mixture and bring to a low simmer for about 5 minutes until mixed and nice and warm.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and find just how simple home cooking really is! Dovidenia. XO

Here are a few other recipes you may enjoy if you like this one:

This Avocado Toast is a perfect breakfast or snack to enjoy with cocoa:

Healthy Avocado Toast

Or maybe you would just like the perfect cookies to enjoy with your cocoa:



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