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Quick & Easy Hot Chocolate


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 cocoa powder
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Heat all the ingredients in a small pan over medium-low heat. Whisk continuously until the sugar and cocoa powder have dissolved into the milk and it’s heated through about 3-4 minutes.


To make it extra rich and decadent try mixing a 1/4 cup of heavy cream with 3/4 cup of milk.

  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 186
  • Sugar: 25.2g
  • Sodium: 116.9mg
  • Fat: 5.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.8g
  • Trans Fat: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.6g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Protein: 9.1g
  • Cholesterol: 19.7mg

Keywords: easy hot chocolate, homemade hot chocolate