Old-Fashioned Hot Chocolate

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 to 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings


  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 4 cups of whole milk or half-n-half
  • Sweetened whipped cream and miniature marshmallows


  1. Mix the cocoa, sugar, and water in a medium size saucepan. Cook on low heat until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Slowly add milk and stir. Cook on medium high heat until mixture comes to a boil, about 5 minutes. Boil for 1 minute.
  3. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and miniature marshmallows. Garnish with sifted cocoa and chocolate curls, if desired.