Quick and Easy

Hot Cocoa for One

Details

Time
2 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
1 serving

When you're on your own during a chilly winter's night, this homemade hot cocoa recipe for one is just what you need for cozy comfort. Give it a quick spin in the microwave, then add marshmallows or chocolate shavings for a decadent touch.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
2 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • 2 to 3 tsps
  • 2 Tbsps

    sugar

  • 1 cup

    milk

  • pinch

    salt

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

Mug
Mug
Microwave
Microwave
1

Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in large mug.

2

Heat milk in microwave at high (100%) 1-1/2 minutes or until hot.

3

Gradually add hot milk to cocoa mixture in mug, stirring until well blended.

4

Stir in vanilla.

Tip

Add a sprinkle of cinnamon for a special touch.

Variations:

Rich and Adult: Increase cocoa to 2 tablespoons; follow recipe above.

Lower Fat: Use nonfat milk; follow recipe above.

Sugar Free: Omit sugar. Combine cocoa and salt. Proceed as above, using nonfat milk. Stir in vanilla and sugar substitute with sweetening equivalence of 2 tablespoons sugar.

Additional questions?