Holiday Tradition: Hot Chocolate Recipe

Tis’ the season and the holidays are almost upon us.   Here’s a recipe to keep you warm and maybe bring back pleasant memories.  Yes, very rich and calorie-filled but O’ so delicious!

Hot Chocolate (serves 4)

3 Tbsp.  unsweetened cocoa
3 Tbsp.  sugar
1 1/4 cup milk
1 1/4 cup light cream
1/2 – 1 tsp. Vanilla
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Cinnamon powder
Top with whipped cream, orange zest or ginger zest.

Mix cocoa, salt, and sugar in a saucepan.
Add the milk and heat.  Stir to dissolve the cocoa etc.
Add the light cream, cinnamon and vanilla.  Heat till almost boiling.
Stir and mix.  Pour into a warmed cup, mug or thermos.
Top with whipped cream, zest.

Optional:  Kids love miniature marshmallows, peppermint sticks.


Other holiday links in my blog:  Forcing Paperwhites
FYI: Paperwhites are small white flowers that come from a bulb.

About Wings of Wonder

Linda Ruddy is a creative with a diverse range of interests in writing and painting. She currently is revising a middle grade novel, and author and illustrating a picture story book. She is an active member of SCBWI, Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators. Linda has a body of paintings, which form the foundation of her artistic development. This work can be viewed on her website: Her recent illustrations are an outgrowth of the style she developed in these paintings. Another passion is sculpture. Linda often uses her figures as models for her art. Linda's blog is eclectic and journeys wherever her muse guides her attention. Her blog address is: Following the muse, Linda Ruddy
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4 Responses to Holiday Tradition: Hot Chocolate Recipe

  1. Marilyn says:

    Cocoa and soup are two of the best things about colder weather. There’s a spice shop in Corona Del Mar that sells the best cocoa powder. They just opened another shop across the 405 from us.

  2. Oooo, I’ve never made homemade hot chocolate, but it looks like I will be! Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

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