You are going to love how delicious, easy, and customizable this hot cocoa recipe is.
It wasn’t until after I shared it in the comments of one of Janae’s posts that I realized I’ve never shared it here.
This is my go-to hot cocoa recipe. This used to be called “weekend hot cocoa” until I realized it takes 30 seconds longer than instant hot cocoa. Then I stopped buying instant hot cocoa.
This is the hot cocoa Girlie had almost every morning last school year. I can literally make this through blurry eyes while taking my first desperate sips of coffee. You can easily make this and say goodbye to those pre-prepared packets of who-knows-what.
Better Than Instant Almost-Instant Hot Cocoa (Makes 1 small mug. Double for a large mug.)
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup milk (or cream for special occasions)
- Add cocoa powder and sugar to a microwave safe mug. Add a splash (maybe 2 tbsp) of water.
- Microwave for 10 seconds. (11 if that’s easier on the am eyes)
- Stir well.
- Add milk.
- Microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute.
- Stir well.
That’s it! Feel free to tinker with the proportions if you like things less chocolatey. You can top with marshmallows or whipped cream and even add a peppermint stick if you’re feeling festive. You can make it an adult beverage by adding a little peppermint or chocolate liquor. You can use whatever dairy or non-dairy milk works for you. You can even try using stevia or other sugar replacements.
Just don’t buy those silly packets.