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Hot Cocoa (Large Batch)

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Rating: 5/5
5 reviews
1 comment

ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   20

recipe id: 33833
cook method: stovetop

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1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup hot water
1 gallon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


In large saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and salt. Add hot water slowly, mixing well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Boil and stir 2 minutes. Add milk; heat to serving temperature, stirring occasionally. DO NOT boil.

Remove from heat; add vanilla, cinnamon, and whip with a whisk. Serve hot, with whipped cream or marshmallows if desired. This recipe can be doubled and kept in crockpot for easier serving to large groups.

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191 calories, 7 grams fat, 27 grams carbohydrates, 7 grams protein per serving.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Can this be made ahead of time and refrigerated till ready to use?

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Made this before our halloween hayride. Huge hit with young and old.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Made this for our elementary school's rummage sale last weekend and everyone really liked it. I had it sitting in three crock pots to keep it warm.

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What kind of milk?

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Served to family after being in the cold hanging Christmas lights. They are huge fans of "coffee shop" hot cocoas...but not anymore. My son said "let's not get hot chocolate at the store anymore Mom. I want this instead all the time". Big compliment to the recipe. Gone before it had a chance to cool!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Great! Quick, easy, nice (but not overpowering) cinnamon taste. Made it for a big party and offered guests mini marshmallows and candy canes and whipped cream to garnish - huge hit.

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