HERSHEY’S “Perfectly Chocolate” Hot Cocoa!

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house……the kids were in their holiday pajamas, snuggling up as a family for a holiday movie night! I can’t be the only one with this tradition right? Special pajamas for the night before Christmas, holiday movie, some popcorn and last but not least hot chocolate! Hot Chocolate is a staple of the cold winter season! Snow man making, jackets, mittens, boots, everything for the winter season, it’s perfect for a nice warm beverage for both grown up and kids alike! Warm up those little bodies, and let’s not lie, for those grown up bodies too…. and enjoy the deliciousness of HERSHEY’S chocolate! And don’t forget Santa! Change up traditional milk and cookies, for some cookies and hot chocolate! He is after all, traveling during the cold winter night!

Traditions started now will carry through with kids as they grow older and move out of the house. When we were younger, we used to pack hot chocolate, cozy up in the car, and drive around looking at Christmas lights. We still do this, but we added new traditions as well.


What you need:

  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups (1 qt.) milk
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • Dash salt
  • 1/4 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
  • Miniature marshmallows or sweetened whipped cream (optional)
  • 1/2 cup sugar

What to do:

  1. Stir together sugar, cocoa and salt in medium saucepan; stir in water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil and stir 2 minutes. Add milk; stirring constantly, heat to serving temperature. Do Not Boil.
  2. Remove from heat; add vanilla. Beat with rotary beater or whisk until foamy. Serve topped with marshmallows or whipped cream, if desired. Five 8-oz. servings.

SOOOO chocolatey and yummy!! What are some holiday traditions you and your loved ones share?

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