The Best Homemade Hot Cocoa

As with hot chocolate, use any milky liquid you prefer, whether it’s from a cow, nuts (almond milk), beans (soy milk), or grains (rice milk). For sweeteners, feel free to substitute maple syrup, honey, or agave nectar for sugar, but start with less, about 1 tablespoon, and taste the combination before adding more.


4 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup good quality cocoa
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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1. In a saucepan combine all ingredients. Cook and stir over medium low heat until the marshmallows are melted,
about 10 minutes. (I actually had mine on the stove for about 30 minutes and I just stirred occasionally)
2. Remove from the heat and pour into mugs