Satisfy Your Taste Buds With Some Creamy Hot Cocoa

Shot of a young woman enjoying a warm beverage with her friends in the background during Christmas at homeThere simply isn’t a substitute for a night sitting in front of the fireplace while watching classic Christmas movies with your hands wrapped around a huge mug of delicious, creamy hot chocolate. 

A life-changing cup of the chocolatey good stuff embodies the love and spirit that went into its preparation. Sounds difficult to achieve, but it is quite simple. Follow these directions, add a little extra love, and prepare to amp up your night.

Homemade Hot Cocoa

This cocoa recipe combines raw organic cacao powder, a chocolate bar, and cream. Pure cacao is chock-full of antioxidants and is a delicious alternative for imitation chocolate powder. However, the raw cacao powder can be substituted for cocoa powder. 

The chocolate bar and cream melt together into a divine mixture of creamy goodness, and when finished with a dash of vanilla extract, you’ve got yourself a perfect cup of homemade hot cocoa. 


  • Raw Cacao Powder 
  • Milk or Half and Half (hazelnut or vanilla flavored) 
  • Maple Syrup
  • 1 Chocolate Bar 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Garnishes: Peppermint candy cane, Marshmallows, Whip cream 


  • Pour milk or half and half into a saucepan and heat on medium-high. *Using hazelnut-flavored half and half will add extra flavor and creaminess. 
  • Add raw cacao powder and maple syrup, whisk, then heat until warm. 
  • Once your milk mixture is warmed, add a chocolate bar, whisk, and continue to warm until melted.
  • Finish with a dash of vanilla extract and pour into your favorite Christmas mug.  
  • Garnish with homemade whipped cream, marshmallows, chopped chocolate, or crushed candy canes. 

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