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Hot Cocoa For a Crowd Recipe

Hot Cocoa For a Crowd
Quick & Easy Beginner

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Skill Level: Beginner

Recipe Rating


  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1 gallon milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  • Combine sugar, cocoa and salt in 6-quart saucepan; gradually add water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Boil and stir 2 minutes. Add milk. Heat to serving temperature, stirring frequently. Do not boil. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Serve hot. About twenty-two 6-oz. servings.

Ratings & Reviews

    This is a great way to make cocoa for a lot of people, and it's delicious! I served it with candy canes which we used as stirrers. It gave the cocoa a hint of peppermint flavor that was perfect!
    I give it 5 stars it is great and I didn't have to do the math Cheryl