Favorite Hot Cocoa


First, you make a chocolate syrup with sugar, cocoa and water, then you pour in milk to make this classic comforting drink.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 to 6 - ounce servings


  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup HERSHEY®'S Cocoa Powder

  • 1 pinch salt

  • cup hot water

  • 4 cups milk

  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In medium saucepan, mix sugar, cocoa and salt; stir in water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils; boil and stir 2 minutes. 2. Add milk; stir until well blended. Cook, stirring often, until hot. DO NOT BOIL. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Beat with whisk until foamy.

  2. Single Serving: Combine 1 heaping teaspoon Hershey's ® Cocoa, 2 heaping teaspoons sugar and dash salt in mug. Add 2 teaspoons milk; stir until smooth. Stir in 1 cup hot milk; serve.

  3. Microwave Single Serving: In microwave-safe mug, combine 1 heaping teaspoon Hershey's ® Cocoa, 2 heaping teaspoons sugar and dash salt. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
5g Fat
40g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 286mg 22%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 368mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.