This is my go-hot recipe for Hot Chocolate when I have time to make “real” Hot Cocoa. It’s very similar to the way my mom made it when I was growing up. This recipe works great when you’re making Jamaican Hot Chocolate.
Rich Hot Chocolate
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/3 cup Warm Water
4 cups Milk
3/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup Half and Half
1. Blend Cocoa Powder, Sugar, and Salt in a saucepan.
2. Add warm water and stir over medium heat until thoroughly mixed. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes.
3. Add Milk and heat until very hot, but do not boil.
4. Remove from heat and stir in Vanilla Extract and Half and Half. Divide between 4 mugs.