Hot Chocolate

Bed rest and perhaps a large, steaming mug of hot chocolate. I always find that cheers me up.” (CoS 330)


Hot Chocolate

Rita Mock-Pike
There’s nothing more comforting than curling up with a cup of rich hot chocolate during a cold winter day. Try adding a variety of toppings to make your mug even more magical.
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Beverages
Servings 5 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • dash salt
  • 1/3 cup water hot
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  • In a saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and water. Stir together over medium-low heat and bring to a boil.
  • Cook for 2 minutes and then stir in the milk.
  • Bring the mixture to serving temperature, but not boiling.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  • Whisk until frothy and pour into serving glasses or mugs.
  • Garnish, if desired, with miniature marshmallows, whipped cream, a cinnamon stick, or a candy cane.