Instant Hot Chocolate




About: AKA Roborovski, and Cowscankill for several years. I'm a mechanical engineering undergrad.

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!

Step 1: Ingrediants!

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.

Step 2: Cooking

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

Step 3: Finishing

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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    49 Discussions


    5 years 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...)


    8 years ago on Step 3

    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. :)

    1 reply

    Reply 7 years ago on Step 3

    heck, with a bit of experimentation you could probably use dry milk powder too!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I. LOVE. YOU.

    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!

    1 reply

    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!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    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!!!

    3 replies

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! That's cool, but I'd have to stick with using powdered peppermints in my cocoa :P


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the ible i no longer have to be spend alot of money on Hot coco.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Just don't use it. It just changes the flavor, but it'll be fine without any extract.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Mmm... Looks delicious! PS: You eat a hell lot of marshmellows!