Vanilla Almond Hot Cocoa

The Winter Warm Up series continues today, and I've got some amazing cocoa to share with you! 99% of the time, when we want cocoa, we make it from a packet.  But then there are the time that I make it from scratch and I wonder, why don't I do this all the time?

This is a super simple recipe, and I only made one slight change. Both of my guys are allergic to tree nuts, so at the very end, I split the batch in two and only add the almond to "my" half.  You definitely can go with other extracts as well, caramel would be great, or mint.


You can cap it off with mini marshmallows or some whipped cream, but it's really good on it's own.  Thank you so much to Vicky H. for sharing her recipe!


Be sure to swing by the other #FestiveFoodies pages and see what they're serving up today using the links down below.  Thank you to Ellen from Family Around the Table for hosting!





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Vanilla Almond Hot Cocoa
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup baking cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 cups 2% milk
2/3 cup water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Miniature marshmallows, optional

In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa and salt. Stir in milk and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through. Remove from the heat; stir in extracts. Serve in mugs with marshmallows if desired.
Source: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/vanilla-almond-hot-cocoa/



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    1. Looks so yummy - I do love homemade hot cocoa! It's so good!

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    2. What a delicious twist on hot chocolate!
      Once a year, I make hot chocolate mix for enjoying and gifting... we then use that throughout the winter instead of the packets. Because, the homemade stuff is just sooo good.

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      1. That's a great idea, it really is so much better than store bought!

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