Awesome *REAL* Instant Hot Chocolate

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It's getting that time again... It's fall already and winter is hiding behind the corner. Everyone loves hot chocolate, but why bring out the pots and stove when you got a microwave? This recipe tastes like stovetop Hot Chocolate, but is made instant in the microwave!

Comments, ratings, and pictures are welcome!
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Step 1: Ingrediants!

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So... You will need:
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp pure cocoa powder*
1 drop vanilla extract
1 pinch of salt
1 cup of milk

Add all of the dry ingrediants, and then add the vanilla extract.

  • Any more cocoa and it will taste BAD

Step 2: Cooking

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Mix the mixtur first, then nuke for 1 minute on HIGH in your microwave.

Step 3: Finishing

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Stir the cocoa well, and break all clumps. Notice how much this looks like those cheap microwavable hot cocoa mix powders... But this is real. Quickly! If you want marshmellows, add them now before you drink it!


Also, Spokeheds commented this:
"It should be noted that you can scale up the quantities of the dry ingredients and they keep dang-near-FOREVER in a nice big airtight container.

Also, here are the dry ingredients scaled up to make enough for 20 cups of chocolate. (which is about what I can drink in a week, in the winter.)

2 1/2 cups Sugar
1 1/4 cups Pure Coco Powder
1 tablespoon Salt

The vanilla and milk you add at mixing time, obviously. :P"

May be helpful to you :D
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crazylam151 year ago
I m sipping in my hot chocolate while writing this. THIS. IS. AWESOME. ( I didn't use vanilla as I don't hav it ri8 now...)
I just made this and it is so good, but its a bit too sweet.
mmmm, it looks so good
I just made a cup of this, and it is so good, a bit too sweet though.
bFusion4 years ago
Forgo the vanilla extract all together and just make vanilla sugar for large batches:

That way all you need is the milk at the end. :)
heck, with a bit of experimentation you could probably use dry milk powder too!
Penguino4 years ago

I have to admit, I was doubtful when making this. I'm quite the hot chocolate fanatic! (I am ADDICTED to those packets actually....) While I was making this, I was smelling my mug pretty much eveyr 10 seconds, and I just couldn't imagine it tasting good! After I got it out of the microwave, I was thinking "Wow I just wasted some ingredients" but when I mixed and tasted it, I was in love.

I shall never go hot chocolate- deprived again when my mom decides to go to work and tell me that she isn't going to buy more hot chocolate because "All that sugar isn't good for you and you are getting too addicted" PSSHHH. This stuff is AMAZING!
Kaiven (author)  Penguino4 years ago
It is amazing! Thanks for the reply :D
15zhangfra5 years ago
perhpas putting in some melted and whipped marchmellow would make it better
Kaiven (author)  15zhangfra5 years ago
:o How would I do that?
daviddd5 years ago
Mmm... smells good!
This is REALLY good! I put some hazelnut coffee syrup in mine, yum!
I've made this dozens of times since my last post. My favorite way of eating it is to add about 1/8 tsp of both mint and vanilla extracts. Hot drink that leaves your mouth feeling cool. Yum!
This hot chocolate is sooooo good! i was at starbucks the other day and they have a peppermint hot cocoa. after seeing this instructable i decided to make my own w/ peppermint extract instead of vanilla. now i dont have to pay 5 dollars for peppermint hot cocoa!!!
lol great minds think a like...
Kaiven (author)  Arenteria5186 years ago
Thanks! That's cool, but I'd have to stick with using powdered peppermints in my cocoa :P
FaqMan Kaiven6 years ago
Thanks for the ible i no longer have to be spend alot of money on Hot coco.
damo976 years ago
I don't have vanilla extract what else can I use
Kaiven (author)  damo976 years ago
Just don't use it. It just changes the flavor, but it'll be fine without any extract.
amando96 Kaiven6 years ago
vannilla is gross! add some peppermint essence :)
awang86 years ago
Mmm... Looks delicious! PS: You eat a hell lot of marshmellows!
Kaiven (author)  awang86 years ago
pfffft.. I usually eat more.
cam17056 years ago
this is the best hot chocolate I have made! Thanks for the great recipie
minicrush6 years ago
Very delicious indeed :D but i didnt have any vanilla extract,but still very good!
Kaiven (author)  minicrush6 years ago
It's not needed, but it does change flavoring.
I added some cinnamon and it tastes pretty good,kidna christmassy and the vanilla extract changes the flavour a bit
Mmmm.... This is excellent! I must make more..... NOW!
can i post the cannon
If you want. Dont call it knex heavy cannon v6 though, call it something new.
knex smallish cannon
Derin6 years ago
Does this work on a normal cooker?
Kaiven (author)  Derin6 years ago
What do you mean?
chocolate is tasty red vs. blue rocks!
Kaiven (author)  burning_feather6 years ago
You mean halo, right?
I'm sipping on your recipe as i read these comments. I gotta say it's pretty tasty.
Kaiven (author)  Your Average Guy6 years ago
Thanks for the comment! Just remember, not a lot of vanilla, and LOTS of marshmellows!

unless, of course, you like vanilla and hate marshmellows :)
ElMoose6 years ago
*mouth waters*

That looks so freaking sweet....
Kaiven (author)  ElMoose6 years ago
lol? thanks
ElMoose Kaiven6 years ago
I'm dead serious. I went to Wal-Fart right after reading this tutorial so I could get all the ingrediants. BTW, me + microwave =BAD
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