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Cozy Up Hot Cocoa

Cozy Up Hot Cocoa

It’s been a long winter here in the Pacific Northwest. To help my family warm up on these cold days I whip up a batch of fresh hot cocoa and if were lucky some homemade marshmallows or whipped cream for the top.
I also make a little extra and add it to my espresso in the morning for a decant mocha!


  • 4 cups 2% or whole milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet or semi sweet chocolate chips


  1. Warm milk, syrup and vanilla in a microwave safe bowl for about 2 minutes or until hot to the touch. (you can also warm on the stove, bring to a simmer and turn off heat).
  2. Whisk in cocoa powder and chocolate chips until fully melted.

Serve with marshmallows or whipped cream.
For a fun twist you can also top with cinnamon or crushed candy canes.

Cozy Up Hot Cocoa

Make a double batch and keep it in your fridge for up to 4 days.

5 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

10 minTotal Time

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