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Happy Christmas Eve-Eve, guys and dolls! I'm finally almost done with my Christmas shopping and preparations for the weekend. Now I can finally sit back, relax and sip some delicious holiday beverages with my honey tonight! We are heading to his parents' house for Christmas Eve, then to my parents' house for Christmas day, so I'm sure I'll be indulging in LOTS of this festive drink this weekend...

Hot Cocoa...my fav!

I'm not big on egg nog, but I do lurve some hot chocolate. My favorite go-to recipe is this one, from Hershey's. It's practically fool-proof and you can add extra awesomeness, like peppermint sticks, marshmallows and sprinkles to your liking.


  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa

  • Dash salt

  • 1/3 cup hot water

  • 4 cups (1 qt.) milk

  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Miniature marshmallows or sweetened whipped cream (optional)

  • Directions

    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.

    Beat with rotary beater or whisk until foamy. Serve topped with marshmallows or whipped cream, if desired. Five 8-oz. servings.

    Be blessed, lovelies-


    1. mmmmm :) nothing better than homemade hot chocolate! plus, on a more disgusting note, a friend of mine found larvae in her Swiss Miss the other day...and i've been gagging since just thinking about that.

      that said, i'm gonna stick to recipes like this one ;)

    2. Oooo I think I have some hershey's cocoa! Merry Christmas girlie. xoxo

    3. Have a wonderful Christmas Eve! Enjoy your hot chocolate!

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    5. New follower here! :)

      I love hot cocoa! I'd add any (okay, all - LOL) of the toppings you mentioned. It's just not the same without 'em!


    6. Yum, I can't wait to try this!


    What'cha got?