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Single Serving Microwave Hot Cocoa

Single Serving Microwave Hot Cocoa
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This Single Serving Microwave Hot Cocoa is perfect for a cold winter night. Ready in 5 minutes.

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  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


STIR together sugar and cocoa in large, microwave-safe mug. Stir in a few tablespoons milk to make a smooth paste; stir in remaining milk.

MICROWAVE on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave for a few seconds longer or until hot. Stir in vanilla extract.


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  •  Star(s)


    Cassie Boyson from 77356

    Despite all the five star ratings, I was nervous about this recipe. It is wonderful, however and actually better than store bought. Just wish I had some marshmallows now...

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    Hit the spot...

    Lori McLuen from Parker, CO

    Perfect! I was craving hot cocoa at 10 pm and only needed one cup. I don't bother buying those instant cocoa packets because I just don't like them... this was just what I needed :)

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    Emily Bridgford from DeWitt, MI

    When you're having a late night chocolate craving, this is top banana!

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    Beverly Myers from DENTON, NC

    No one is to old in my house hold for this special treat. It's my all time "feel good hug".

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    Single Serve Mircorwave Cocoa

    R Barber from HAMPSTEAD, MD

    My three children love to have cocoa on a cold winters day...and this is the recipe they always ask for...with plenty of mini marshmellows of course!

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    single serving microwave hot cocoa

    Janet Oly from CLAREMORE, OK

    I have been looking for a wonderful hot cocoa recipe for a long time. I just love this recipe. It is better than my mother used to make. Thank you for making this recipe available for us.

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    Moo Louis from Tyburg, CO

    LoveLoveLove it, has to be my favorite hot chocolate recepie, better than mixes... just make sure you follow the recipie exactly as written.

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    Hit the spot

    Jan Cosbey from Caraway, AR

    I was craving Hot Cocoa and there was nothing on the lable for a single seving. Fond the recipe and it hit the spot. Printed it to make again as a bedtime drink.

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    Child Friendly!!

    Christina Gray from HILLSBORO, OR

    My 9 year old daughter LOVES to make this for the family. It is a Saturday night treat at our house.

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    yummy quick coco

    Dana Minzenberger from MARIETTA, GA

    this is one of the most yummy coco recipe i ever had and plus it has a hint of vanilla

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    brenda washburn from ENID, OK

    This is the best. We enjoy this better than the packaged.

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    My kid's loved this! It was very easy, they could make this themselves.

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    Easy Snack

    Mrs. J Cook from INDIANAPOLIS, IN

    This recipe is so easy and delicious and it's so good as a bedtime snack!

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    Genia Rose from WILLIAMSBURG, KY

    This was a fast and easy way to make hot cocoa for one person. It is by far the tastiest I've had. This is as easy as opening a package mix, but a much better taste!

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    Erica De La Rosa from SAN ANTONIO, TX

    Extremely easy to make & very delicious! I even subbed splenda for the sugar & it was still great! Just top with some marshmallows of course!

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    Mallory M. from

    I made it with a little bit of cinnamon and it made it taste so wonderful. I would recommend this to anyone.

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    Wow :)

    amie mitchell from NAPIER, NV

    This choco cocoa is soo nice i made it when no one was there so i didn't have to make it again, it is the number one choice for a quick hot drink.

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    Abby Schneider from Newbury, CA

    This hot cocoa is really good and really easy to make. I love it!!!

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    Smooth and Creamy

    Margaret Dean from TULSA, OK

    This cocoa is so easy to make and it's so smooth, creamy and delicious! My son and I love it.

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    Single Serving Microwave Hot Cocoa

    Ingrid Penrose from Moreno Valley, CA

    I fixed this drink for my grandson and he wanted more. I run out of cocoa and we used Nestle Semi- Sweet Chocolade. He likes it better.

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    Really good and easy to prepare

    dana jackson from baltimore, MD

    This recipe was really easy. I can't wait to experiment by adding different flavors.

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    Micro Hot Cocoa

    Bonnie Irwin from SOMERSET, PA

    This recipe is very easy to make and it takes good.

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    Amanda Dodds from INDEPENDENCE, OR

    wonderful!! easy, fast and tastes delicious!

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    loved it

    Christina Parton from Cleveland, GA

    By far the best homemade cocoa ever.

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    old fashion cocoa

    catherine olson from ROCKY RIVER, OH

    This cocoa is just like the cocoa my grandmother used to make me. She would only use the best of ingredients for us. Now my teenagers enjoy this recipe with thier friends at Christmas during thier annual caroling party. It keeps the kids coming back (and I get to know what they are thinking and doing)!

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    single serving microwave hot cocoa

    Diane M. Yeager from PATTON, PA

    This was very good. I made 5 times the recipe and then made up single mugs with the dry ingredents for gifts. Just add milk was very easy. Great gifts.

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    The BEST Hot Cocoa

    Pam Trivette from SPRUCE PINE, NC

    This has to be the best I have ever tried.

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    Hot Cocoa

    Jayna Hamons from LORENA, TX

    This was way too easy to taste so good. I will never buy those instant mixes again! Excellent!

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    loved it

    Kim Langel from IA

    My daughter loves hot chocolate and this was an awesome single serve drink - thanks!

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    cocoa for keeps!

    Robin Helms from Splendora, TX

    My family lives for cocoa in the cooler months. This is the perfect recipe for us! On hand ingredients means I don't have to worry about having instant cocoa on hand. And I know EXACTLY what my kids are drinking - no hidden ingredients. And the taste...soooo rich and chocolatey. I'll never go back to store bought! And so easy to make that my daughter can make her own :)

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    Quick as a mix

    TaQuilla Smith from NEWPORT NEWS, VA

    The best part about this cocoa is that it takes about as much time as a mix, and much tastier. I like to try out different extract flavors to give it a new taste every time (i.e. 1/4 tsp of peppermint, or almond, or 1/8 tsp almond, 1/8tsp vanilla, etc.).

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    kids approved

    Wanda Sproat from Belton, MO

    My kids (4 and 6) and very picky about the kind of chocolate milk I make them. They will only drink it a certain way. When I made this chocolate milk they loved it. In fact they had it drank in a matter of minutes. They did not put the cup down until the drink was gone. Thanks..Wanda

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    Making the Cocoa a little more adult!

    jennifer swisstack from WINFIELD PARK, NJ

    I always like to curl up with cocoa..and what a great quick recipe. I've discoverd to make it a more "adult" treat, you can splash a little bailys,kaluah or mudslide liquor on top as an added treat!

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    Single Serving Microwave Hot Cocoa

    Debbie Bath from

    So glad to get this recipe. My kids love it and it gives me another way to use up my baking cocoa.

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    Sweet and easy

    Jennifer Martinez from Sebring, FL

    My daughter who is a finicky gal, just loved this one, she helped out and love this creation, it is so simple and delicious.

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    Sooo Good


    This is the best recipe for hot chocolate...and as of now, my favorite.

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    Single Serving Microwave Hot Cocoa

    E. Eaves from ND

    This was really easy, quick, and it tasted great. It was the perfect way to warm up. :)

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    this is awesome

    melissa snider from FALLON, NV

    My kids just love this hot chocolate on a cold day or before school on a really cold morning

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    More chocolate flavor

    rita wieland from HAMPTON, GA

    I like to add 6 - 10 semisweet chocolate chips to the hot chocolate before microwaving.

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    Just had to try

    wendy hutton from Abbeville, LA

    I found your web-site last night. I didn't realize what I'd been missing! I just had to try one of the recipes, so I picked this. Even though it was around 65 degrees outside, not exactly hot cocoa weather, it hit the spot! This is great anytime!

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    Single ServingMicrowave Hot Cocoa

    Shirley Brown from JACKSONVILLE, FL

    This recipe is so good and the kids can make it without making a mess. Added a big marshmallow on top. So Easy.

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    HEATHER ESTRADA from Minot, ND

    It is very easy to make and it tastes great!!

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    emerald from

    Great! very easy made it when I was out of instant cocoa. Tastes great!!

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    My Kids LOVE IT


    So EASY and so DELICIOUS. My Kids love it after walking home from school when its cold.

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    Great for Me

    Stephanie Corbitt from Hazlehurst, GA

    I love hot cocoa and I make this on days that is very cold and I don't have my kids with me . Very deliciouse.

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    Shirley Armatis from Norwalk, CT

    This hot cocoa was not only delicious it was very easy to make.

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    Single serving microwave hot cocoa

    P Hibbard from

    My two grandsons love this recipe. They make it themselves because this recipe is so easy and very good.

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    Audrey Bryk from APO, AE

    I am picky about my hot chocolate. I have even spent $10 on a little canister of fancy stuff in search of the perfect cup. But nothing beats this! It's simple, quick, economical, but more than anything else, DE-LISH!

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    Hot Cocca

    Chantal Tatro from Oak Creek, WI

    I really liked this cocca because it helped me fall asleep after i played out in the snow.

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    New tradition for us!!!!

    Heather Patten from SAINT LOUIS, MO

    This is a wonderful recipe to implement into you Christmas tradition, while decorating the tree, sitting next to the fire, or just any ole time.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/1 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 260
  • Calories from Fat: 80
  • Total Fat: 8g (13% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5g (23% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 25mg (8% of DV)
  • Sodium: 100mg (4% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 39g (13% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (4% of DV)
  • Sugars: 36g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Vitamin A: 4% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 30% of DV
  • Iron: 0% of DV

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

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Single Serving Microwave Hot Cocoa


  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract



STIR together sugar and cocoa in large, microwave-safe mug. Stir in a few tablespoons milk to make a smooth paste; stir in remaining milk.

MICROWAVE on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave for a few seconds longer or until hot. Stir in vanilla extract.

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