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It may be chilly outside, but when you think about it, this stormy weather gives you the perfect opportunity to snuggle up under a blanket while you read a good book and sip on a delicious cup of hot cocoa. If you’d like to make this imaginary scenario a reality, follow this simple but tasty hot cocoa recipe Great Harvest in Mentor has for you.

How to Make Delicious Hot Cocoa


4 cups of milk (preferably whole)
¼ cup of cocoa powder (unsweetened)
½ cup of sugar
¼ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
Cinnamon (to your liking)
Condensed milk (optional)


1. Pour the milk (both whole and condensed) into a saucepan over a medium heat until it simmers.
2. Put the cocoa, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and mix them well. Pour a few spoons of the milk into this mixture and stir until you’re left with a thick paste.
3. Then, scrape this paste into the rest of the milk and let it simmer again (do not let it boil!). While this is going on, add the vanilla extract.
4. Lastly, the most delicious step of them all; serve the hot cocoa and place a handful of marshmallows on top! You can add a bit more cinnamon if you’d like.

For the Best Bread in Mentor…

Make this hot cocoa that much more delicious by complementing it with a tasty sweet treat! Here at Great Harvest, we offer a wide variety of delightful desserts (like our Blueberry Cream Cheese Scones) and some of the best whole grain bread you’ll ever try. Call (440) 205-8199 to find out what we have in store today for you!Be sure to check back on our blog for more delicious recipes, like How to Make the Perfect Pancakes.
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