Wednesday, January 9, 2013

5 Hot Cocoa Recipes Part 1

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Linda, Debi, Myrna, Joye, Marci, Kathy, and Helen

I found these 5 Hot Cocoa Recipes in the Taste of Christmas Cook Book Hot Cocoa and Other Wintry Beverages published by Barbour Publishing at my local Lifeway Christian Bookstore.  I fell in love with the recipes when I looked at this cookbook and since it was only $4.99, I bought it to share some recipes with all of you this winter.  They are all pretty easy and straight forward, and I think you'll enjoy them during this winter season.

So here we go for today 5 Hot Cocoa Recipes.

1.  World's Best Hot Cocoa


1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar ( I use stevia in the raw or splenda
1/3 cup hot water
1/8 tsp salt
4 cups milk
3/4 tsp vanilla

Mix cocoa, sugar or stevia, hot water, and salt in a pan until it boils.   Boil for 1 minute, then add milk and heat until hot, but not boiling.  Remove from heat and add vanilla.  Stir well and serve.
Serves 5

2.  Creamy Dreamy Hot Cocoa


1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/2  cup cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
6 1/2 cups hot water

Mix sweetened condensed milk, cocoa powder, vanilla, salt in a pan.  Next add hot water.  Heat on stove until hot, but not boiling.  Stirring frequently.
Serves 8

3.  Hot Chocolate Eggnog


4 cups eggnog
1/2 cup chocolate syrup
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 1/2 tsp vanilla
Whipped Cream
nutmeg to sprinkle on top of whipped cream

Mix eggnog, chocolate syrup, and nutmeg in a pan and heat until hot not boiling. Once hot, remove from heat and add vanilla.  Pour into 4 mugs and top with whipped cream and nutmeg.
Serves 4

4.  Double Marshmallow Hot Cocoa


4 cups milk
1 1/4 cups marshmallow cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
miniature marshmallows

Mix milk, marshmallow cream, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt to a pan and start stirring.  Heat over medium heat stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves.  Turn heat to low and keep cooking and stirring until most of marshmallow cream dissolves, but not completely.  Leave some marshmallow chunks.  Once hot, remove from heat and pour into mugs.  Add miniature marshmallow on top and serve.
Serves 5

5.  Chocolate Mint cocoa


10 oreos  coarsely chopped
3 cups milk
1/2 cup chocolate syrup
1/2 tsp peppermint extract

Add all ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth.   Pour into a pan and heat until hot, but not boiling, stirring frequently.  Pour into mugs and serve.
Serves 3 to 4

I loved all of the recipes and I hope you do too.  These will make such delicious winter drinks, so have fun and enjoy.  I always love heaing from you.

Debi and Charly

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  1. That last one looks yummy!!

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    1. Hey Helen,
      Thanks so much. I hope that you like them. Thanks so much for coming by.

  2. Thanks for sharing, Debi ! I am stocking up on recipes for our Winter which will be here in a few months ;-)

    1. Hi Linda,
      I'm so happy I could help. I love hot chocolate, and this was a fun post. Making them all was a lot, I think my husband and son were sick of hot chocolate by the time I was done, since it was all in a day.

  3. Mmmm... I love hot chocolate. These recipes make me feel warmer just reading them! Thank you! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    1. Hey Marci,
      I love hot chocolate also. The mint one was good, but the Double Marshmallow, was amazing. Thanks so much for joining us on our Winter Fun Blog Walk.

  4. These all look and sound delish!
    I think we all love hot chocolate when it is this cold.
    Have a great day,
    The Busy Bee's.

    1. Hey You Two,
      Thanks so much. It has been so cold this year, they sounded really good. Thanks so much for joining in this Winter Fun Blog Walk. I'm heading over to see your recipes next. I can't wait.

  5. Wow. Nice. Now I need to make some hot chocolate! Love the mint one! Thanks, Linda

  6. Ah, I wish I would have seen the hot chocolate eggnog recipe when my son was visiting over the holidays. He's the biggest fan of both that I know!

    1. I wish I had thought of it earlier. I didn't buy the book until 1 week before Christmas. It was such a good recipe. Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting everyone in our blog walk.
      Have a great week.

  7. GREAT - hot chocolate recipes
    I like to make hot chocolate for romantic moments with my other-half (=husband)
    The only problem is choosing which one to make first :)

  8. Oh, I love them all! They all look so delicious. Thank you so much for the awesome Winter Hop. It has been so much fun. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend.


  9. I love hot chocolate! I have never made it any other way, other than Swiss Miss! I linked up my vanilla homemade marshmallows this week and they would go perfect with either one of these!

    1. Hi Darnetha,
      I love hot chocolate also. Your marshmallows would be perfect. I keep thinking about trying some, but haven't had time yet to play in my kitchen with marshmallow making. Thanks so much for following and coming by.
      Have a great weekend.


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