Starbucks Replacement Ideas – Hot Chocolate

Lately I’ve been trying to cut out my Starbucks habit.  And I’ve found some very yummy (and 10% of the cost) hot chocolate recipes!

Austrian Cocoa

Makes 3 servings:

  • 2 Tbsp cocoa
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 c boiling water
  • 2 1/3 c milk
  • 1 -2 sticks cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


  1. In saucepan, combine cocoa, sugar, and hot water.  Sir to combine.
  2. Add the milk and cinnamon sticks.
  3. Heat over medium low heat until just hot.
  4. Add vanilla.  Serve immediately.

This can be done in the microwave as well, if you use single servings, and heat the cocoa and sugar and water first so that it blends.  Then add the remaining ingredients and heat until hot.


About Cathy Tibbles

In 2007 Cathy's Hubby was diagnosed with celiac disease and Strawberries Are Gluten Free was born. The early days of SAGF are chock full of all the newly converted recipes. More recently the articles are trending to cool new products, events, local news and family tales.

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