Easy Hot Chocolate Recipe with Cocoa

Easy Hot Chocolate Recipe with Cocoa

You'll love this super easy hot chocolate recipe! In just five minutes, you'll have warm, delicious, homemade hot chocolate. So much better than a mix!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 273 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk or more
  • 1 pinch sea salt


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water, cocoa powder, sugar, and a tiny pinch of sea salt. Whisk briskly to combine.
  2. Bring almost to a boil over medium heat and whiskly briskly for a minute or two until smooth, glossy, and dark in color.
  3. Pour in 1 1/2 cups of milk and whisk until frothy and slightly steamy, but do not boil. Taste, and add more milk if the hot chocolate is too strong for you.

  4. Pour into mugs and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Easy Hot Chocolate Recipe with Cocoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 103mg4%
Potassium 460mg13%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 295IU6%
Calcium 225mg23%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.