Kids in the Kitchen: Cookbook Adventures- Hot Cocoa Recipe

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Today is our first recipe in our series  Kids in the Kitchen: COOKBOOK ADVENTURES.  To read the intro to this series, please click here.

The first recipe up is a much loved classic around our house- Cocoa!  We have hot cocoa more than I would care to share during the winter time.  I’m just as bad as the kids!  Snow equals hot cocoa. ALWAYS!  How much snow you ask?  Just a single flake qualifies 😉

Hot Cocoa

LittleChef3 chose this recipe and cooked it all by himself.


CBA (Cookbook Adventures) Kitchen Questions:

Q:What’s the first thing you do before you fix this recipe?  

A: I don’t know, (shrugs shoulders), read the instructions?

LittleChefsMom response:  I was hoping you’d say WASH YOUR HANDS!!!


Q: What do you think the recipe will taste like?

A: The best ever!


Q: What part of the recipe do you think will be hard to do?

A: Stirring it


Q: Can you think of a better way to fix the recipe, would you change anything?

A: Yeah, I would put extra sugar in it


Q: What kind of animal would enjoy this recipe? Why?

A: A zebra, because it would like sugar 😁


*LitteChef3 is our sugarholic! I’m scared his exotic pets would be too, LOL!

The little kids put the cocoa in their favorite mugs. LittleChef3 has a white alligator on his cup from the Zoo, and LittleChef4 has his name on it from The Great Smoky Mountains 😀

hot Cocoa


I’m not sure where those reindeer mugs even came from, but they fit the occasion 🙂

Here’s a full color version since it was hard to see in the comic sketch.





Stay tuned for next week’s adventure…..



Kids in the Kitchen: Cookbook Adventures- Hot Cocoa Recipe

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  • 5 Tablespoons Cocoa powder
  • Dash salt
  • 5 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • Marshmallows optional


  • Mix cocoa, salt and sugar in saucepan. Mix in water; cook and stir 3 minutes
  • Stir in milk. Heat just to boiling. Remove pan from heat immediately.
  • Ladle carefully into cups. Serve hot.
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  1. Well I don’t even have to tell you how much Grandma is enjoying this
    Loving the extra sugar Evan good call!!!!
    I remember when LittleChef1 was little, he came over to grandma’s and we made Hot Cocoa, papa came in snd said you’re making memories aren’t you!!!! Love them Little Chefs ❤

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