Single Serve Microwave Hot Cocoa #Recipe

Hot cocoa seems to be the honorary drink of winter.  I often want to make a nice big pot of homemade hot cocoa, but my family usually don’t want it when I do.  Here is a single serving recipe for microwave hot cocoa for those times when a cup or two will do.

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Single serving, microwave hot cocoa recipe!

In the picture above, my son Zachary is drinking this hot cocoa from his second favorite mug topped with whipped cream.  He is not a coffee drinker, but he loves his hot cocoa, and this recipe won his approval.

Single serving, microwave hot cocoa recipe!

I poured half and half into my son’s mug with milk.  This could be made entirely from half and half or from milk, but I think the combination worked really well.  I microwaved the milk mixture for 90 seconds to get it nice and hot.  I added semisweet chocolate chips and sugar and stirred really well to mix thoroughly.  Believe it or not, this was it.  A little whipped topping makes it special.

Single serving, microwave hot cocoa recipe!

Are you ready to make microwave hot cocoa?  Check out the recipe below!

Microwave Hot Cocoa #Recipe

Microwave Hot Cocoa #Recipe


  • 1/2 cup Half & Half
  • 1/4 cup Milk (I used skim milk because that is what we keep. Your favorite milk will work.)
  • 2 TBSP Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • Optional Toppings: Whipped Cream, Chocolate shavings


  • Pour half and half and milk into a microwave safe mug.
  • Microwave the milk mixture for 90 seconds.
  • Stir the chocolate chips and sugar into the warm milk.
  • Add toppings if desired.
  • Enjoy!
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Single serving, microwave hot cocoa recipe!

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About Trisha

Trisha Kilpatrick is a homeschooling mother of three. She has a degree in Education with a double major in Elementary and Special Education, but she is more proud of her countless hours of volunteer work in Children's Church. She believes that all children can learn and that, in life, simple is almost always best. *Affiliate links are used on this site. I may be compensated when you click on or buy from these links. If you have any questions, you can contact me at questions@trishadishes.com .

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