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Home > Recipes > HERSHEY'S "Perfectly Chocolate" Hot Cocoa

HERSHEY'S "Perfectly Chocolate" Hot Cocoa Recipe

HERSHEY’S ’’Perfectly Chocolate’’ Hot Cocoa
  • Fun for Kids

  • Quick & Easy

  • Beginner

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Prep Time:
25 Minutes
Skill Level:
Beginner

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Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 8 oz (1 cup)
Servings per Recipe: 5

  Amount Per Serving %DV *
Calories 160 -
Calories from Fat 40 -
Total Fat 4.5g 7% DV
Saturated Fat 2.5g 13% DV
Trans Fat 0g -
Cholesterol 15mg 5% DV
Sodium 120mg 5% DV
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9% DV
Dietary Fiber 1g 0% DV
Sugars 24g -
Protein 7g -
Vitamin A - 8% DV
Vitamin C - 0% DV
Calcium - 25% DV
Iron - 4% DV

*Percent Daily Values (% DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Note: Makes 5(8oz) servings. Nutrition information calculated for 1 (8oz) serving. Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

VARIATIONS: Add one of the following with the vanilla extract:

SPICED COCOA: 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg. Serve with cinnamon stick, if desired.

MINT COCOA: 1/2 teaspoon mint extract OR 3 tablespoons crushed hard peppermint candy OR 2 to 3 tablespoons white creme de menthe. Serve with peppermint candy stick, if desired.

CITRUS COCOA: 1/2 teaspoon orange extract OR 2 to 3 tablespoons orange liqueur.

SWISS MOCHA: 2 to 2-1/2 teaspoons powdered instant coffee.

COCOA AU LAIT: Omit marshmallows or whipped cream. Spoon 2 tablespoons softened vanilla ice cream on top of each cup of cocoa at serving time.

SLIM-TRIM COCOA: Omit sugar. Combine cocoa, salt and water; substitute nonfat milk. Proceed as above. With vanilla, stir in sugar substitute with sweetening equivalence of 1/2 cup sugar.

CANADIAN COCOA: 1/2 teaspoon maple extract.

MICROWAVE SINGLE SERVING: Combine 1 heaping teaspoon HERSHEY'S Cocoa, 2 heaping teaspoons sugar and dash salt in microwave-safe cup or mug. Add 2 teaspoons cold milk; stir until smooth. Fill cup with milk. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until hot. Stir to blend; serve.

Nutritional Information per serving (1/5 of recipe):

Calories: 180, Total Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 15 mg, Sodium: 100mg,

Total Carbohydrate: 32g, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 29g, Protein: 7g, Vitamin A: 8%DV*,

Vitamin C: 0%DV*, Calcium: 25%DV*, Iron: 0%DV*

*%DV= %Daily Values are calculated based on a 2000 calorie diet

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  • 5 stars

    7/15/2013

    Amazing!

  • 5 stars

    2/9/2013

    The kids wanted hot cocoa after playing inside, but we were out of instant powder. I will never buy instant again! This was so good!

  • 5 stars

    12/20/2012

    Just the way I remember it from when I was a kid! YUMMY!

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