I am on a mission to make Hot Cocoa that I like! I grew up on the packets and apparently that taste has grown on me. I don't like the homemade stuff near as much at this point.
Also, I feel like a bit of a dork because I did not really realize that lots of people make Hot Chocolate with real milk instead of making a Hot Chocolate Mix with dry milk. In fact, when I grabbed my cocoa to give it a whirl, there was a recipe right on the side.
Since I did not want to mix up a bunch in case I did not like it, I ended up just making 1 cup worth. Here is what I did but it wasn't quite right.
1.5 TBSP sugar
1.5 TBSP cocoa
1 cup rice milk
1/4 tsp vanilla