Homemade Creamy Hot Cocoa for SRC

021Hi everyone, welcome to this months Secret Recipe Club.

I got to stalk, oops I mean visit the blog Our Eating Habits.

There were a lot of recipes to choose from. I so totally almost went with her Buttery Cornbread. In the end though, I fell in love with her recipe for Homemade Creamy Hot cocoa.

It is the perfect time of year for this comforting chocolate drink. There is nothing better than a big old mug of hot cocoa on a cool chilly fall day. It is so very perfect to make you warm and toasty on both the inside and outside. It also totally blows away the powdered stuff hands down. It is creamy chocolatey goodness that warms the soul.

Jamie who is the blogger over at Our Eating Habits was the blog that I got to totally enjoy this month. Jamie loves to cook, bake and dine out. She mentions that eating is a big part of her life. She also enjoys blogging, trying new recipes and enjoying new restaurants.


Homemade Creamy Hot Cocoa


1/3 cup cocoa powder

3/4 cup white sugar

1 pinch salt

1/3 cup boiling water

3 1/2 cups milk

3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup half and half


Mix together cocoa powder, sugar, salt and boiling water in large pot. Using a whisk bring to a boil, simmer for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Mix in the milk and heat until desired warmth. Do not boil once the milk has been added.

Remove from heat and add vanilla and half-and-half.

Pour into mugs and enjoy. Serve with mini marshmallows

Peace be with you,