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Single Cup Hot Cocoa

Updated on February 25, 2014
5 stars from 1 rating of 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.

Hot Cocoa
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Cook Time

Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: 1 serving


  • 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


  1. With a whisk, mix unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar, and water in a saucepan until smooth.
  2. Continuing to stir, heat over medium heat until mixture comes to a simmer.
  3. Reduce heat and stir in milk. Heat until milk becomes very hot. Do not boil.
  4. Remove from heat. Add heavy cream, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Top with whipped cream or marshmallows, if desired.

Nutritional Info

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 10 oz
Calories 288
Calories from Fat99
% Daily Value *
Fat 11 g17%
Saturated fat 7 g35%
Unsaturated fat 4 g
Carbohydrates 41 g14%
Sugar 37 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 10 g20%
Cholesterol 40 mg13%
* 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.


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    • Audrey Baker profile image

      Audrey Baker 4 years ago from Arizona

      I hope you enjoy it. Thank you for commenting, Janellegems.

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      Janellegems 4 years ago from United States

      This is great for cold nights. Very unique recipe. Never tried it with vanilla extract or almond extract, but I will. Thanks.