Introduction: Hot Chocolate

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No winter day is nice without hot chocolate. Here's how to make the best and easy hot chocolate from scratch. It's mainly done by guesswork but I'll include the measurements for people that want them. With only a few common ingredients, a pot, and a stove you can make simple and delicious hot chocolate!

Step 1: Ingredients

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Most of these ingredients can be found around the house without much trouble.

-Milk (best with 2% or whole)
-Cocoa Powder
-Pure Vanilla Extract
-Small Pot

Step 2: Pour in the Milk

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First off fill your mug about 3/4 full with milk. I'd say about 1 1/2 cups worth. From here pour from the mug to the pot.

Step 3: Add Cocoa Powder

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Get about a tablespoon or so or cocoa and put in the pot with the milk. You can add more or less depending on what you like.

Step 4: Add a Drop of Vanilla Extract

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Get your pure vanilla extract and put in a drop, and only a drop. You can fill up the cap to get the exact right amount. You only need a tiny bit.

Step 5: Add Sugar

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Get about 2 tablespoons of sugar and add it to the mix.

Step 6: Turn on Stove and Stir

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Turn your stove on high and start to stir. You want to keep it from getting to a boil. To get the cocoa to mix in, mash it up against the side of the pot with the back of your spoon and rub it in.

Step 7: Time to Pour and Drink

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When it seems hot enough to you, (usually when it starts to steam) pour it back into your mug. Add whatever you want, like marshmallows, although i just like mine plain.

Step 8: Enjoy!

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Drink up and Enjoy!


ashleaf (author)2014-08-16

I drink hot chocolate in summer but why buy it when you can make it? This helped.

Venemot (author)2011-11-17

You should never put cocoa powder like this into any dish. You must sift it. Or else lumps will form and those extremely NOT delicious.

garrettg (author)2011-08-18

I add about a teaspoon of cinnamon into mine :)

bmorrette (author)2011-06-27

I just made this and added a little orange extract along with the other ingredients - it was incredible! Thanks for the recipe!

softballch1k99 (author)2010-11-14

on side of the Hershey powder there is a similar recipe

jessica22 (author)2010-02-16

mmmm the vanilla sounds great! good idea.

gch112 (author)2010-01-22

awesome recipe!! me and my brother loves it!! 

frediojoe (author)2009-11-24

yum yum yum i will try some wene dad gets home with milk

DJBD (author)2009-01-30

Hehe, tastes much better than putting chocolate milk in a microwave.

collard41 (author)2009-01-28
What do you use the sugar for?
willdabeast (author)collard412009-01-28


ChrysN (author)2009-01-28

Mmmmm! Vanilla extract in hot chocolate, I'll have to try that

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