Homemade Hot Chocolate


Have you ever made homemade hot chocolate with your family? We’ve all gotten so accustomed to the convenience of those little packs that many no longer make hot chocolate. But, the taste is so rich and creamy that you have to try it (at least once!) and sacrifice convenience for taste this time The Sweet Story of Hot Chocolate Book (AFFILIATE).

We paired up our homemade hot chocolate recipe with a book about (what else?) hot chocolate!

At our house, we love books that tells the history behind stuff, so The Sweet Story of Hot Chocolate! (History of Fun Stuff) was perfect for this. The book starts by asking the kids enticing questions like who first made hot chocolate, how it’s made and how it became popular. Through simple but colorful illustration, the book then goes on an interesting journey from the cacao bean all the way to drinking the hot chocolate!

Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

Homemade Hot Chocolate
Recipe Type: Drinks
Author: Jackie & Ella
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So creamy and so different from the instant packages you’re used to drinking.
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Marshmallows (optional)
  1. Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan.
  2. Add in the boiling water.
  3. Bring to slow boil, stirring constantly.
  4. Simmer mixture, while stirring, for about 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in the milk and heat until very hot, being careful not to boil or scorch.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  7. Divide between 4 cups and top with whipped cream or marshmallows.
Serving size: 4
If you like a sweeter hot chocolate, add another 1/4 cup sugar while cooking.


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About Author

Jacqueline Wilson is Ella's mom and a homeschooler. She loves cooking and creating with her daughter. She is the co-author of 50 Shades of Frayed: Three Moms Talk About What Happens When "I Do" Becomes "Not Tonight". You can follow her on her personal Twitter account, WritRams and on Facebook as WritRams and Little Cooks Reading Books.

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