Style - December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas Eve and My Favorite Hot Cocoa Recipe

Merry Christmas Eve! I hope each and every one of you is having a wonderful holiday season! I’m celebrating this year with Duncan’s family in Austin – it’s been so fun. It might be cheesy, but there is just something about being with people you love during the holidays – it makes me SO happy.

It’s hard to bring a side dish or appetizer when traveling, but I also hate going empty handed to Christmas dinner. This hot cocoa recipe is a great way to contribute to the holiday meal. It’s homemade and so DELICIOUS. Plus, it’s super easy to whip up!


¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

½ cup granulated sugar

A dash of salt

4 cups milk

½ cup half-and-half

1 tsp vanilla extract

Miniature marshmallows for topping


In a saucepan, combine cocoa powder, sugar, salt and milk over medium heat. Stir consistently until it starts to simmer – do not let it boil. Add the half-and-half. Stir and simmer for 3 additional minutes – careful not to boil. Remove the hot cocoa mixture from heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour into mugs and voile! Add any topping you want –  I love adding miniature marshmallows to mine.


4 mugs filled to the brim

Outfit Details: Black Dress (wearing size xs) // Boots (wearing size 7)

Merry Christmas! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.




P.S. The bar cart, Christmas tree and Christmas decor is all from

Photos by Jenna Sparks Photography