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Single Serving Hot Cocoa

Single Serving Hot Cocoa made in one cup with just 3 ingredients is not only easy to make anytime you want to drink a cup of hot creamy cocoa with ingredients from your pantry or cupboard, but it’s a rich and delicious dark chocolate sweet treat.
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword hot cocoa, single serving
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Calories 297 kcal
Author Debi


  • 1 tablespoon Special Dark Dutched cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 to 1 ½ cups milk


  1. Using a mug, about 12 ounces in size, place the cocoa and the powdered sugar in the bottom of the mug, and mix together thoroughly. Add a little bit of the milk and stir to make a paste. Be sure to get all the powder incorporated into the milk. Stir in the remainder of the milk until the mug is full.
  2. Heat the mixture in a microwave for 1 ½ to 2 minutes (remember, microwave times will vary based on the power levels).
  3. Remove from the microwave and carefully stir the hot cocoa again. Serve, topped with whipped cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Single Serving Hot Cocoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 159mg7%
Potassium 559mg16%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 593IU12%
Calcium 414mg41%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.