Homemade Hot Chocolate with Cocoa Powder

Servings 3


  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (adjust to taste)
  • ¼ cup of water
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Optional: Whipped cream or marshmallows for topping
  • In a saucepan, mix cocoa powder, and sugar.
  • Add water and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture becomes a smooth paste.
  • Pour in the milk gradually while continuing to stir to avoid lumps.
  • Heat the mixture until it's hot but not boiling, and then remove from heat.
  • Stir in vanilla extract.
  • Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream or marshmallows if desired.