Easy stovetop hot cocoa, a decadent treat that everyone can enjoy on a cold winter night.

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
miniature marshmallows to garnish.

Combine the sugar, cocoa powder, and 1/2 cup of the milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the milk comes to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.

Add the remaining milk and cook, stirring until the hot chocolate is heated through but do not let it boil.

Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Serve the stovetop hot chocolate, garnished with marshmallows.