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It’s Homemade, Hot Stuff

While the weather cools down, there’s no better way to warm up than with a fresh, homemade cup of hot chocolate.  This easy recipe will be sure to keep you comfortable and cozy during the cold.



  1. 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  2. 1/3 cup sugar
  3. 1/3 cup boiling water
  4. 4 cups milk
  5. 1/2 tsp vanilla
  6. 1/2 cup half-and-half
  7. Optional ingredients: whipped cream, marshmallows and cinnamon


  1. Combine cocoa and sugar in a saucepan at low to medium temperature
  2. Stir in boiling water and stir until mixture is simmering
  3. When sugar is dissolved, add milk and vanilla and heat 1-3 minutes or until hot
  4. Add half-and-half and continue stirring for one minute
  5. Pour into mugs and top with optional ingredients if desired