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My Perfect Hot Cocoa Recipe

One of my favorite aspects of Winter, is all of the hot cocoa I get to indulge in! I absolutely love hot chocolate. So much so that I even decked out our kitchen hutch in Fancy Cottage last year as a Hot Cocoa Bar!

You can watch that video here.

It's just so warm and comforting and definitely a highlight of the season. There's something so effortlessly cozy about sitting next to a fire with hot chocolate as rain falls down outside. A vibe!

I truly feel like I've perfected my hot cocoa recipe over the years and I'm so excited to share it with you today! Every year, my family member ask me to make it for them, and every year I stand over the stove melting chocolate the old fashioned way- just to make them happy. I'll also be sharing my homemade whipped cream recipe! There's nothing better than homemade whipped cream, I'm telling you. And it's so easy, you'll never buy the canned stuff again, I promise!

This recipe uses coconut milk, because it's just so dang creamy! And don't worry, if you're not a coconut fan, you can barely taste it in this recipe as it's combined with oat milk to offset that coconut flavor.

Felicia's Famous Hot Cocoa Recipe


  • 2 Cups Coconut Milk

  • 1 Cup Oat Milk

  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar

  • 2-3 Tablespoons Ghiradelli or Nestle Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

  • 1 Bar of Unsweetened Chocolate

  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

  • 1/4 Fresh Ground Nutmeg


Place coconut and oat milk in a deep saucepan and raise temperature to medium heat. Bring to a low simmer and add your bar of unsweetened chocolate. Stir until completely dissolved.

Once melted, add 2-3 tablsespoons of unsweetened Cocoa Powder. Stir continuously until powder is dissolved.

Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Adjust measurements to taste!

Easy Homemade Whipped Cream


  • 1 cup of cold whipping cream

  • 3 tbsps of powdered sugar

  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract


Mix one cup of cold whipping cream, 3 tbsps powdered sugar, and 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract in a stand mixer. Or in a bowl and use a hand mixer.

Mix on high until stiff peaks form, being careful not to mix for too long or you'll churn some butter!


Jan 26

Wonderful! Thank you for sharing & cannot wait to try it! :D


Dec 30, 2023

This looks yummy! Thank you for the recipe!


Just a California girl who believes in a good cup of tea, a fresh bouquet of peonies, page turning novels & romanticizing everyday life.

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