Making hot chocolate without those chemical-laden packets is really quite easy; you just need to make sure you have unsweetened powdered cocoa and milk in the house. I am usually making hot chocolate for a passel of kids, so I make it about a half gallon at a time. You can make it in any amount, of course, but I’ll give you my one-cup version and my half-gallon-version. For anything else, you’ll have to do some math. So sorry.
One Cup Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe
Mix 1 T unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 T sugar, and 1 T water in small saucepan. Whisk till blended over medium heat. Add 8 oz whole milk and mix well. Lower heat and heat till warmed through.
Half Gallon (8 cups) Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe
Mix 1/2 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup water in large saucepan. Whisk till blended over medium heat. Add 8 cups whole milk, mix well, and heat through.
For easier pouring, I use a big glass liquid measuring cup to measure the milk, and then I pour the hot cocoa back into the measuring cup and use that to pour into mugs. Otherwise, I’ve been known to dump more hot cocoa on the counter than into the mug, which makes for a pretty mess.
I hope you and your family enjoy this delicious hot chocolate recipe!
mug by Villeroy & Boch