I’ll never forget the first time I had homemade, real, hot chocolate, made on the stove and not with a mix. Although we made our own mix from scratch (and it was delicious) there was just something about that extra chocolaty decadence of classic hot chocolate, with that little extra bit of cocoa lingering for the last sip that had me hooked.
A while back the folks from Domino sugar contacted me to ask if I’d like to feature Domino sugar on Southern Plate, they asked if I’d use one of their recipes on their handy dandy recipe site as well. I had planned on bringing y’all homemade hot cocoa for a while now but I usually make it without a recipe and had yet to take the time to measure everything out. Lo and behold, Domino did that for me so why mess with perfection? After you make this a time or two with their recipe, you’ll likely settle into just eyeballing it like I do. Either way you go, though, you just can’t beat a cup of homemade hot chocolate!
Special thanks to Domino for sending me a gift card to gather up all of the supplies I’d need for this post, including some Domino sugar in their new little canister! Be sure to check out their recipe website for plenty of yummy holiday recipes, including mixes and printable tags!
We’re gonna need: Cocoa powder, whole milk, and sugar.
Vanilla and marshmallows are optional but don’t try telling that to my kids!
The little canister of Domino sugar sure is handy. I like it when food companies get innovative with their designs.
Oh! Family, meet Kayleigh. Kayleigh, meet my Southern Plate Family.
Kayleigh is our friend and a brilliant babysitter if you are ever trying to write a book for Harper Collins and find yourself under a deadline at Christmas time, while taking care of two kids, a blog, assorted newspaper columns, and have a house to look after.
Not that I know anyone like that but I’m jes’ sayin’….
If I ever did, Kayleigh would be my best friend.
Here is my best friend pouring sugar into a sauce pot
Add your cocoa powder.
Pour in 1/2 C milk.
Stirry, stirry! It will look kinda like a paste.
Stirring constantly, bring it to a boil.
Remove from heat and pour in remaining milk.
Stir that up well and return back to stove eye set to medium.
Pour in a little vanilla if you’d like.
Continue stirring over medium heat until heated through.
Once it is heated through, pour into cups.
Add marshmallows if desired…
As for my kids, Marshmallows are very much desired!
Brady is a big fan of his Star Wars mug.
Kayleigh liked my Pyrex flamingo pink ones.
Old Fashioned Stovetop Hot Chocolate
- ½ cup Granulated Sugar
- ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4+1/2 cups Whole Milk
- ½ teaspoon – vanilla (optional)
- In medium saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and ½ C milk.
- Stir constantly over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
- Add milk and heat; do not boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla if desired.
- Serve hot, with marshmallows. Makes six servings.
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