Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I know what is in my Hot Cocoa

Our family is trying our very best not to eat processed foods. So, when my kids asked me for Hot Cocoa today, I decided to make my own instead of buying the packets of who knows what is in there! It was delicious and the kids drank it up not knowing any different!


  • 1/3 cup unsweetened 100% cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • heavy cream (optional)

Put cocoa powder in a sauce pot. In a separate pot, boil water with salt. After water reaches boiling pour over cocoa powder and whisk together. Again bring to a boil making sure not to scald the cocoa. Whisk in agave nectar and milk and heat. (DO NOT BOIL at this point). Finally remove from burner and add vanilla extract.
If desired, add heavy cream or whipped cream before serving. Enjoy! Serves 4.


  1. We are in the same boat! So, Thanks for sharing! Would never have thought to add the agave! Sounds good! Kerri

  2. Hope you enjoyed it Kerri! My kids haven't stopped asking for it. Today when I made hot cocoa in the Keurig my daughter said, "I don't like it, yours is better Mommy!" :)