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Homemade Hot Chocolate December 7, 2011

Jamie says: I was in the holiday spirit and was thinking of the tasty little treats that come along with the season… candy canes and hot cocoa instantly came to mind. I knew we didn’t have any candy canes. So I added them to the grocery list- “candy canes- USA or Mexico” I wrote (I wasn’t ready to be surprised by what might be in the ones made in China). Then, I opened the pantry and started my search for hot cocoa. After moving almost every box of tea and bag of coffee, I still couldn’t find it. It was time to make my own…

Homemade Hot Cocoa- no packets needed for this one

The last hot cocoa I had was a gift to my Mom from Williams-Sonoma. It came in a tin and had chunks of chocolate in it. I was inspired by the memory, so I added a heaping tablespoon of mini chocolate morsels to my cup…

Chocolate morsels on the bottom... mmmmm!

The natural unsweetened cocoa made some nice patterns on top…

Another cup of it- each batch is a little different

It was comforting, warm, and had just the right amount of sweetness.

Curl up with a cup

Homemade Hot Chocolate


  • 1 Tbsp mini semi-sweet chocolate morsels (Publix)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp natural unsweetened cocoa (Hershey’s)
  • 1 cup fat free milk (Horizon organic fat-free milk with DHA Omega-3)


  1. Scoop chocolate morsels and cocoa into a coffee cup or mug. Pour milk on top.
  2. Microwave for 1 minute 45 seconds. Stir. Enjoy melted chocolate on bottom with a spoon.

Serves: 1

  • Nutrition note: Most hot cocoa packets have trans fats in them (disguised as partially hydrogenated oils in the ingredients listed on the label). Skip the bad-for-you fat and make your own. Using the cocoa and milk brands used in this version, you’ll also have the added benefits of omega-3s (good-for-you fat) and fiber.

4 Responses to “Homemade Hot Chocolate”

  1. This looks delicious! I would love if you shared this in my holiday recipes Blog Hop. Enter it for a chance at a Wilton Pre-Baked Gingerbread Tree Kit!

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