Monday, December 7, 2015

Hot Cocoa Recipe - Homemade Hot Cocoa

Hot Cocoa Recipe
Hot Chocolate and Hot Cocoa are my favorite, my hot chocolate post talks volumes of my addiction towards them :) A cup of Hot Cocoa is perfect for this chill weather.Mittu loves it so we have it often these days.For hot chocolate we add chocolate and fresh cream which is rich and creamy but hot cocoa is just with coco powder as main ingredient so using good quality coco powder is a must.I use Hersheys and Weikfield coco powders and stock them as and when I see it in Nilgiris.
Hot Cocoa Recipe

Hot Cocoa Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 10 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Beverage | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Full fat Boiled Milk - 1 cup
Unsweetened Coco Powder - 2 tsp
Vanilla Essence - 1/4 tsp
Sugar - 3 tsp


  1. Take sugar and coco powder in a bowl.Add 2 tsp of milk to form thick smooth paste.Set aside.
    Hot Cocoa Recipe - Step1
  2. Now take boiled milk, then add sugar,cocoa paste, whisk it well.
    Hot Cocoa Recipe Recipe - Step2
  3. Then add vanilla essence, whisk once.Let it boilHot Cocoa Recipe Recipe - Step3
  4. Simmer for 3mins.Then pour into serving glass and serve immediately.Hot Cocoa Recipe Recipe - Step3
Serve hot with a pinch of coco powder sprinkled !!Hot Cocoa Recipe

My Notes:

  • Don't cook in high flame.
  • Reduce cocoa powder as per the variety , else it may taste bitter.
  • The color depends on the variety of cocoa powder.
  • Good quality coco powder is one of the important factors to get perfect hot Cocoa.
  • I used Hersheys coco powder this time and am loving it for the color and flavour.
  • Hot Chocolate and Hot Cocoa are entirely different in taste and texture.Hot Chocolate is rich,creamy and slightly on the creamier side  wherewas hot coco is just like milk in consistency.
  • Hot Cocoa should be made and served immediately.Reheating will change the taste and flavour of the drink.
  • Adjust sweetness according to your taste.
  • You can even mix everything and microwave it for a minute.
  • If you like cinnamon flavour then add a pinch of it.
Hot Cocoa Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. wow tempting me a lot .surely will try .thanks for sharing .how z little kid ?

  2. Nice recipe. Ur strainer is good. Is it glass. How is lil one and mittu...

    1. Thank you! No No its plastic only.Both of them are fine :)

  3. I really didn't know this recipe is so easy.I tried once adding coco powder to hotmilk and sugar .it was a disaster.
    Your recipe looks so good.must try recipe

  4. Timely recipe for this climate. Very quick and tasty. I too like Hersheys for the colour and flavor... its really special, when we nake homemade chocolates. Your photographs says the yummy... tasty...feelings..that topping is really cute, try some letter or shape next time( M & G )

  5. Yesterday made dis for my daughter she loved it and asked to make it daily...thank u


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