Old Fashioned Hot Cocoa

By The Petite Plantation - December 03, 2019

Old Fashioned Stove Top Hot Cocoa

Every time we come inside from tobogganing, building a snowman or playing in the snow, the boys start undressing from their winter gear and ask for hot cocoa. I don't blame them! We live in Canada and it's cold playing in the snow! But I also love these traditions that will become a part of their history, rooted deeply in who they are. I want them to remember these fun moments of snow ball fights and hot homemade cocoa together around the table celebrating the Winter Solstice while we debate over who really won the snowball fight.

I also love making everything from scratch for my family, our meals, our bread, even our furniture and of course the Hot Cocoa. I feel like there is so much more value in homemade goodness, flavours that are imprinted on these childhood memories, hopefully calling them home when they are all grown up.

Today, I am sharing and Old Fashioned Hot Cocoa recipe that is prepared on the stove with you so you can try it yourself! These Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are even better when dipped in hot cocoa!

Old Fashioned Hot Cocoa Recipe

Have you ever made hot cocoa from scratch and noticed how annoying cocoa is!? It's like a cat and is so stubborn, it never wants to get wet! But the trick is to take a little hot water and whip it before adding your milk. This also keeps it from coming out lumpy. Frothing the hot water with the cocoa adds just a touch of froth to your finished drink, too.

Hot Cocoa Recipe
This recipe makes just a little over two cups which is about 4 small servings. It is really sweet so this is enough for our family of four and if you think it's too sweet, add 1/2 cup of extra milk. Enjoy!

Old Fashioned Hot Cocoa


1/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
1/4 tsp of sea salt
1/4 cup of hot water
2 cups of milk

In a pot, whisk together sugar, cocoa, sea salt and hot water until smooth.
Add 2 cups of milk and combine.
Heat on medium-high heat, stirring constantly until it is plenty hot.

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