Single Cup Hot Cocoa
Single Serving Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe
Hot cocoa is a wintertime favorite for many. Hot cocoa does a great job at warming us up when the weather is cold... and it tastes amazing. Liquid chocolate... who can argue with that?
When I was growing up, we used Nesquik to make hot cocoa. While Nesquik is easier than homemade hot cocoa, it does not taste nearly as divine.
If you are in the mood for a delicious cup of creamy hot cocoa, but do not want leftovers, this recipe is for you. It has a smooth texture and an amazing flavor that may leave you wishing you made more.
A similar recipe that serves four can be found by clicking the link below this recipe.
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
- With a whisk, mix unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar, and water in a saucepan until smooth.
- Continuing to stir, heat over medium heat until mixture comes to a simmer.
- Reduce heat and stir in milk. Heat until milk becomes very hot. Do not boil.
- Remove from heat. Add heavy cream, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Top with whipped cream or marshmallows, if desired.
|Serving size: 10 oz|
|Calories from Fat||99|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 11 g||17%|
|Saturated fat 7 g||35%|
|Unsaturated fat 4 g|
|Carbohydrates 41 g||14%|
|Sugar 37 g|
|Fiber 2 g||8%|
|Protein 10 g||20%|
|Cholesterol 40 mg||13%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|