This easy, real food Instant Pot Hot Cocoa makes enough for a crowd, so it’s perfect for all your holiday get-togethers!
It’s party time.
The holidays are a time when people loooove to get together and celebrate. Even people who wouldn’t normally hang out in crowds (me) might venture out during the holidays. Usually only for the food… kidding. Sort of.
Work parties, church parties, family get-togethers, special dinners with friends, all these are going’ on with a vengeance during the holidays!
I just so happen to have quite a few hot cocoa recipes on my site, but they all only serve 4-5 people. Not exactly enough when you’re wanting to share with a crowd. Also, most of my recipes are on the darker chocolate side, which doesn’t always go over too well with people who are used to those nasty little envelopes of sugar and chocolate flavoring.
Seriously, just look at these ingredients:
Sugar, corn syrup, modified whey, cocoa, hydrogenated coconut oil, nonfat milk, calcium carbonate, salt, dipotassium phosphate, mono- and diglycerides, carrageenan, acesulfame potassium, sucralose, artificial flavor.
I’m not even sure what most of that stuff is. But let’s not talk about that…
Instant Pot hot cocoa.
This Instant Pot hot cocoa is the perfect mix of sweet and cocoa, and since the IP can hold up to 10 cups, it’s easy to make enough for a crowd! I usually only make about 6 cups at a time, but you can easily double the recipe, if you want, or cut it in half if you only want to make enough for your family.
Or if you just want a lot for yourself, make a whole batch and keep it on warm all day and drink whenever you get the urge. Not that I’ve ever done that…
If you want to sneak in additional goodness, whisk in a tablespoon or two of Perfect Supplements grass-fed gelatin or a teaspoon or two of peppermint extract (though peppermint isn’t that sneaky)! Top with homemade marshmallows or coconut whipped cream.
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Instant Pot Hot Cocoa
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, and dairy, with refined-sugar free option.
- 6 c. milk of choice (coconut or almond for paleo diets, raw/whole milk for others)
- 1/2 c. coconut sugar or honey
- 1/4-1/3 c. cocoa powder
- 2 T. vanilla extract
- 1/4 t. Himalayan salt
Pour milk in the Instant Pot liner (I use the Instant Pot Duo 6 quart 7-in-1). Whisk in remaining ingredients until well combined.
Push the ‘sauté ‘ button on the Instant Pot and let the mixture heat up, whisking every now and again to keep it from burning.
When the cocoa is hot enough, turn the IP off and push the ‘keep warm’ button. Leave on warm until all the cocoa is gone. Serve the cocoa as desired.
This recipe makes about 8 servings. The recipe can be doubled or cut in half, as desired.