Tuesday, January 8, 2013

{justlikeacoffeshop} Hot Cocoa Recipe

1/4 C water
2 T baking cocoa powder
2 T sugar

Combine these in a glass bowl and microwave for 30 seconds to make a chocolate syrup like the coffee shops use (only yours will be better because you are using REAL food, not chemical concoctions).

Then add this to 1 1/2 C milk (2% is what those shops use) and microwave again for a minute and a half to two minutes.

It's steaming hot!  Time to top with a dollop of real whipped cream and maybe a sprinkling of cocoa powder.  Enjoy!  And put that $3.50+ back in your pocket :).

(updated on 1/8/14)

I found a recipe on King Arthur Flour's site that uses butter.  I need to try this!

“In a medium saucepan, melt and stir together –
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup natural cocoa
1/2 cup brown sugar
“Add 2 cups milk, a quarter cup at a time, stirring and returning to a simmer between additions. When all the milk is in and warm, add 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, just before serving.”


  1. This sounds like our recipe. We love it!

  2. Oh yeah! A definite must try!
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  4. I must try this! Sure looks YUMMY!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

  5. Looks and sounds fantastic.


  6. So simple and delicious sounding! I'd love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there!


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