Really. Homemade hot chocolate is so easy, inexpensive, tasty. There just isn’t any reason to be wasting money on the processed packs. Milk, cocoa, sugar, vanilla, 5 minutes – this is all you need.

Ingredients for one tasty, cozy mugful:

10 oz oz whole milk

1 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract


In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the cocoa, sugar and a large splash of the milk.

Whisk this until it is smooth and combined with no chunks. We do this so that the cocoa powder incorporates well, cuz no one wants to chew on a tiny pocket of powder while trying to sip some warm sweet relaxation. Once you have your starter cocoa all mixed up, add the rest of the milk, whisk and give it a couple of minutes to warm up. Stir in the vanilla and enjoy! Want some variety? Sub peppermint or orange extract for the vanilla. Or stir in some cinnamon. Or for an adult treat, add a splash of whiskey. Just put down the packet.


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