The WORST Hot Cocoa Ever

Yes, you read that correct – WORST Hot Cocoa Ever. I’ve been gathering recipes for the past two weeks for homemade hot cocoa (not using a store bought mix), and trying all of them. My PLAN was to list the top five favorites.
The Worst Hot Cocoa Ever, plus some GREAT Hot Cocoa Recipes / Busy Mom's Helper
I tried literally a dozen recipes, and they all turned out absolutely AWFUL! Like dump-down-the-drain type of awful. I’m sorry, but if my little 7-year-old even says “Mom, do I have to drink this?’ then it’s REALLY BAD hot cocoa.
Hubby about cringed every time I had to dump more down the drain, wasting all those ingredients. We were actually EXCITED to just bring out the store bought stuff tonight!!!
So although it was a HORRIBLE DISASTER – Don’t Despair!!!
Here are 10 Hot Cocoa Recipes from bloggers I completely trust, and would honestly recommend 😀
Red Velvet Hot Chocolate from Six Sisters’ Stuff
5 Amazing Cocoa Recipes from Our Best Bites
Sugar Free Hot Cocoa from Pint Sized Baker
Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate
Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate from No. 2 Pencil (posting at Tatertots & Jello) 
Homemade Hot Cocoa Kit from i hear naptime
White Chocolate Hot Cocoa from Lil Luna
Heather’s Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks 
Nutella Hot Chocolate from Cupcake and Bacon
Homemade Hot Cocoa recipe with homemade frozen peppermint whipped cream hearts
Homemade Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Whipped Cream from Shugary Sweets
Hot Chocolate Martini from The Kitchen is my Playground
So there you have it – TEN potential recipes for you to give a try.
If you have a homemade cocoa recipe you want to share, please comment and let me know!

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6 Responses to “The WORST Hot Cocoa Ever”

  • Bummer! Sorry it was a failed experiment. But the recipes you posted look really good! I did a frozen hot chocolate last month that I LOVE.

    • I’m sorry, too, but it was a great way to learn how NOT to make it myself LOL Please share the link to your recipe – I’d love to share it! I’ve heard Frozen Hot Chocolates are Da Bomb!

  • Sorry about that bad experience 🙁
    Have you tried all of the above? Which did you like the best?

    • So far I’ve been able to try about half of them – of the ones I’ve tried, my favorite so far is from the link above ‘5 Amazing Hot Cocoa Recipes from Our Best Bites’, the Raspberry Truffle one they share on there.

  • I “make my own” cocoa mix, but I combine several commercial ones, basically with some baking cocoa and bitter sweet cacao baking chips. Our family loves it!

    To make your own cocoa mix, though, you need to start with a baking cocoa powder, a sweetener, and a creamer. Those are your basic ingredients. Mix and match until you find something that you love.

    You can do powdered milk or powdered creamer. You can do granulated sugar (reg or super fine), or powdered sugar, Find you favorite baking cocoa, and just experiment away!

    • Yup, that’s what I’ve been working on – finding the right combo has just proven a bit more difficult than I expected LOL Maybe I’m just too picky with my hot cocoa?

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