A warm mug of hot cocoa is the antidote to cold hands after sledding and the afternoon grumps alike. Unlike its intensely rich cousin, hot chocolate, hot cocoa is sweet and lightly cocoa-flavored with a thin, easy-to-drink texture that makes it nearly perfect for sipping all day. The dry mixture for hot cocoa can be made well in advance and stashed in the pantry until you're ready to mix it up. Even better, this hot cocoa base can be made with nearly any milk of choice, and requires just three ingredients.
How To Make Hot Cocoa — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn