Hot Chocolate For One

Rich Hot Chocolate Recipe – The best tasting homemade hot chocolate! Made with milk, cocoa powder and sugar. So easy to make!

Rich, easy to make homemade hot chocolate for one. A single serving of the richest and best tasting hot chocolate. Made with milk, cocoa powder and sugar. | One Dish Kitchen

A mug of rich and thick hot chocolate is perfect to enjoy on a cold winter day and there’s something especially wonderful about homemade hot chocolate.

This homemade hot chocolate recipe delivers a mug of hot chocolate that is so much richer than hot chocolate that comes from the store bought packets. In fact, this single serving recipe is a scaled down version of the hot chocolate I made when my five children were living at home. I would make a big pot of hot chocolate every time the weather turned cool and I always had it simmering on the stove during the holidays.

This recipe will make enough for 1 large mug of hot chocolate or 2 small cups. 

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Homemade Hot Chocolate

Step 1

Start by heating 1/2 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of cream in a small saucepan. You can skip the cream if you’d like and instead add 1 cup of milk but I prefer the richness of the hot chocolate when it’s made with that little bit of cream. You can definitely taste a difference.

Rich, easy to make homemade hot chocolate for one. A single serving of the richest and best tasting hot chocolate. Made with milk, cocoa powder and sugar.Rich, easy to make homemade hot chocolate for one. A single serving of the richest, most delicious hot chocolate. Made with milk, cocoa powder and sugar. | One Dish Kitchen

Step 2

While the milk and cream are heating, mix together cocoa powder, sugar and a touch of cinnamon in a separate bowl. Pour the powdered mixture into the hot milk/cream and stir for about 4 minutes. As the sugar and cocoa melt into the milk, the chocolate mixture thickens and becomes darker.

Step 3

Remove the pan from the heat and add in a little vanilla extract. Pour the hot chocolate into a mug, top with marshmallows if you’d like and enjoy!

Rich, easy to make homemade hot chocolate for one. A single serving of the richest and best tasting hot chocolate. Made with milk, cocoa powder and sugar. | One Dish Kitchen

Quick, easy and incredibly delicious. It’s like drinking a mug of pure chocolate.

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Hot Chocolate Recipe For One

Rich, easy to make homemade hot chocolate for one. A single serving of the richest and best tasting hot chocolate. Made with milk, cocoa powder and sugar. | One Dish Kitchen

Rich and Creamy Hot Chocolate

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: chocolate
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 279kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Place the milk and cream into a small saucepan and heat to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Stir together the sugar, cocoa powder and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Stir the cocoa/sugar mixture into the saucepan. Stir and simmer 4-5 minutes. Be careful not to let the milk boil.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  • Pour into cup and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 178mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1000IU | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I mix the ingredients together before microwaving right in the cup. Takes a minute to mix and 2 to heat. (I mix the dry ingredients and add a little hot water to blend before pouring in milk or 1/2and 1/2) Add vanilla after heating.

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