Free Shipping on 3 TasteBooks or more

Hot Cocoa


This is a highly adaptable recipe--evaporated milk, half and half, whole milk, skim milk, water...Whatever combination makes it as creamy as you like it.

servings:Makes 2 large mugs
prep time:
5 minutes
cook time:
4 minutes
total time:
9 minutes


  • 1/8 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water or half-and-half
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • flavor extract, if desired
  • whipped cream or marshmallows


  • 1

    Combine all ingredients in 4-cup glass measuring cup.

  • 2

    Use a hand blender or whisk to make it nice and frothy.

  • 3

    Microwave for 2 minutes on high.

  • 4


  • 5

    Microwave until desired temperature is reached, 1 to 2 minutes more.

  • 6

    Top with whipped cream or marshmallows.

  • 7

    To be extra fancy, sprinkle a pinch of cocoa powder on top of whipped cream.


This is also yummy with flavor extract added to it--peppermint, raspberry, extra vanilla or whatever your favorite may be.



You must be logged in as a member
to rate recipes. Log In or Join.


add your review

You must be logged in as a member to review recipes. Log In or Join.

more food from around the web

Welcome to TasteBook
All your favorite recipes
& cookbooks in one place.
Join Now!

Connect with TasteBook

Newsletter Sign-Up

Receive our weekly featured recipe and the best of the TasteBook blog right to your inbox.