Homemade Snow-Day Cocoa

After realizing that traditional store-bought hot cocoa mixes include partially hydrogenated funk, I set out to perfect my own mix . . . without a cookbook.  So without even a Google search, I think I have managed to make a cocoa like I remember my grandma’s tasting — smooth, warm and yummy.

In an effort to help you feel like you’re finding your own
mix, I’ll suggest this vaguely.

  • Cocoa powder (I got the organic variety.) — I used roughly 1 tablespoon
  • Sugar (organic) — about twice as much as the cocoa
  • Milk (organic), heated — to fill the cup

That’s it.  An organic hot cocoa.  I cheated and used the microwave.  It would be better to just heat the milk on the stove, but the kids were waiting . . . impatiently.


  • Fill cup halfway with milk.
  • Add cocoa and sugar.  Stir well.
  • Fill with milk.  Stir again.

Now, I have yet to find organic marshmallows, and probably for good reason!  But our family is addicted, so we top with the ‘mallows.  We only had the large variety, so I cut them into quarters.  (After watching a child choke on a large one, I second the warning to make sure small children don’t eat them whole.  No one likes to perform the Heimlich!)

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This made a darn near perfect cup of cocoa, if I do say so myself.  Now, go fix some for yourself.  You know you want to.  đŸ™‚

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