Easy Hot Chocolate

a mug of hot cocoa.

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A super easy 4 ingredient hot chocolate. Takes only a few minutes to whip up a batch! This recipe is for one serving, but you can easily double or triple it for more servings.


  • 1 generous tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 generous tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup 2% milk (see note)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Marshmallows or whipped cream for topping (optional)


  1. Heat all the ingredients in a small pan over medium-low heat while whisking.
  2. Whisk continuously until the sugar and cocoa powder have dissolved into the milk, and the cocoa is heated, about 3-4 minutes.


Milk: 2% milk or whole milk is great. To make it extra rich and decadent, try adding a splash of cream. You can also use dairy-free milk like almond milk or oat milk.