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A glass mug filled with hot chocolate and whipped cream with two red and white straws in the glass.
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5 from 5 votes

Hot Chocolate

Recipe makes one cup of hot chocolate.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Kathy


  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup milk


  • Heat milk on the stove top or in a microwave. You want milk hot, but not scalded.
  • In mug, add sugar and cocoa powder.
  • Mix in 1 Tablespoon of hot milk. Stir until all lumps are dissolved.
  • Add remaining milk. Stir.
  • Add your choice of whipped cream, mini marshmallows, shaved chocolate or enjoy plain.


Recipe can be doubled. Simply heat 2 cups of milk. Mix cocoa and sugar in individual mugs.


Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 474mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 289mg | Iron: 1mg