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Favorite Hot Chocolate

You need just a few basic ingredients to stir up this spirit-warming sipper. The comforting beverage is smooth and not too sweet, making it just right for a cozy, chilly night. —Flo Snodderly, North Vernon, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 6-1/2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Optional: Sweetened whipped cream, marshmallows, chocolate syrup and Pirouette cookies


  • Place milk and cocoa in a large saucepan; cook and stir over medium heat until blended. Gradually stir in water; heat through, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Add toppings as desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 177 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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