Microwave Hot Chocolate

"I am posting this for kids and anyone else! I haven't tried it but I'm saving it for cooler weather! From the Favorite Brands cookbook. See note at bottom for directions to make 1 cup. This recipe serves 4."
photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm
photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm
Ready In:




  • Combine sugar, cocoa, salt, and hot water in a 1 quart microwave safe measuring cup.
  • Microwave at HIGH for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, or until boiling.
  • Add milk, stir and microwave an additional 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until hot.
  • Stir in vanilla and blend well.
  • * This serves 4 but for 1 cup, place 2 heaping teaspoons sugar with 1 heaping teaspoons cocoa and a tiny dash of salt in microwave safe mug. Add 2 teaspoons cold milk and stir until smooth. Fill cup more milk and microwave on HIGH for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until hot. Stir to blend. There is no mention of vanilla here but it may be a typo. I would add a drop!

Questions & Replies

Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. I have been wanting to just have some hot chocolate for so long now. You know the kind I mean, the kind you put all the ingredients together, the kind of hot chocolate you had as kid, so long ago. And, this is it! I just wanted to read the recipe, and make it as it states, not trying to add this and that. Oh this is so good, so tasty, a snowman would be happy as he could be to have a sip of this. I love, love the fact this is totally microwavable, and includes all the ingredients I was remembering, but it's right here, not complicated, just true hot chocolate. Thank you Oolala, for posting this dreamy version of the classic. Made for *My Three Chefs* Fall 2008.


<p>I've collected recipes since I was a teen. After all these years I'm trying to get all my index cards and clippings, that still sound interesting to me, posted here so that I can find them and eventually make them! <br /> <br />I've posted some of my Mom's recipes. I regret not having paid more attention to my Grandmothers' cooking. They made some dishes that I miss and there were/are no recipes for them. <br /> <br />I have a wonderful DH and 2 wonderful sons. They are thrilled that I found this site since they directly benefit from it! Before finding 'Zaar, I was less of a cook and more of a recipe collector but now I try many more things and we're having more fun in the kitchen (at least I am)! <br /> <br />Thanks for all your ratings, comments and help in the forums AND for posting so many great recipes. You've enhanced my cooking skills and expanded my horizons! I've learned so much. <br /> <br />For fun, I also like to read fiction, travel, see movies and shows, shop (and I love to browse thrift shops and rummage/garage sales for cookbooks, etc.). <br /> <br />The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a new star Brillat-Savarin</p>
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes