Decadent Hot Cocoa Recipe


Difficulty LevelVery EasyCuisine
DishMain Ingredient


 Dutch process cocoa2 Teaspoon (1 Super Heaping Teaspoon)
 Turbinado sugar/Regular sugar1 Teaspoon (Scant, Unrefined, Available In Gourmet Stores)
 Cold heavy cream1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Vanilla/Very fine cognac2 Teaspoon (Real)
 Whole milk1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs), cold

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 522 Calories from Fat 329

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 37 g57%

Saturated Fat 22.2 g110.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 121.8 mg40.6%

Sodium 251.3 mg10.5%

Total Carbohydrates 33 g10.9%

Dietary Fiber 2 g7.9%

Sugars 27.1 g

Protein 14 g27.9%

Vitamin A 25.7% Vitamin C 0.6%

Calcium 48.7% Iron 0.83%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Mix cocoa and sugar together in a 4-cup heat-resistant glass measuring cup. Stir in heavy cream a little bit at a time until you have a mixture the consistency of mud. Then, add either vanilla or cognac, stirring to combine. Add whole milk 1/4 cup at a time, stirring after each addition, until you've got 2 liquid cups.
2. Microwave the mixture for 1 minute on high. (In the absence of a microwave, heat the mixture in a saucepan over medium heat until piping hot.) Remove from microwave and stir. Return the mixture to the microwave oven and continue heating on medium-low and stirring at 30-second intervals, until cocoa reaches desired temperature.
3. Pour into cups and serve.