One of my favorite things to make during the holiday season is hot cocoa as a dessert drink. There’s nothing better than a warm cup on a cold winter night! Here’s my gourmet hot cocoa recipe featuring Real California Milk.
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Ingredients for hot cocoa
- Premium hot cocoa powder
- Whipped cream
- Optional toppings
- Chocolate Chips
- Peppermint pieces
- Caramel sauce
Now here comes the secret to my gourmet hot cocoa…a milk frother!
I recently purchased this VAVA milk frother and it’s been a game changer in my house. No need to heat milk on the stove! Now you can warm and froth milk in under 60 seconds. I also like to use eggnog in my milk frother and add it to my morning coffee.
Now all you have to do is froth your milk and add it to 2 tablespoons of hot cocoa powder. Stir and add your toppings.