Perfectly Chocolate Hot Cocoa Recipe -
Perfectly Chocolate Hot Cocoa Recipe
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Perfectly Chocolate Hot Cocoa

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"A quick and easy way to make hot cocoa in the microwave."

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    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in large mug. Heat milk in microwave at HIGH (100%) 1-1/2 minutes or until hot. Gradually add hot milk to cocoa mixture in mug, stirring until well blended. Stir in vanilla.
  2. VARIATIONS: Lower Fat: Use nonfat milk; follow recipe above. Sugar Free: Omit sugar. Combine cocoa and salt. Proceed as above, using nonfat milk. Stir in vanilla and sugar substitute with sweetening equivalence of 2 tablespoons sugar.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 07, 2003

I love hot chocolate especially when it can be made in the microwave. This was really good. I added a few shakes of cinnamon to mine just for extra flavor. I used about 3/4 cup skim milk and about 1/4 whole milk. Turned out great.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 10, 2005

This leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. It needs more sugar. I will stick to my usuasl brand.


47 Ratings

Dec 07, 2003

Good and chocolately.

Mar 22, 2005

So delicious yet so simple. I don't think I'll ever go back to the prepackaged stuff!

Aug 31, 2005

If you think this was bitter you obviously got the measurements of cocoa and sugar wrong. Perhaps you did notice the measurements were in TABLEspoons for sugar and TEAspoons for cocoa? If anything this was a little on the sweet side! Tastes GREAT!!

Dec 07, 2003

Very tasty hot chocolate

Mar 17, 2005

This is really good and simple. A little too much sugar for me so I'd probably find a way to cut back on that either by adding water or less sugar. But this is very good and creamy.

Feb 05, 2005

It is the same recipe that is on the side of the can of Hershey's Cocoa Powder. It is tasty though


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  • Calories
  • 235 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 8.7 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 488 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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