Microwave Minute Hot Cocoa (With Dairy-Free Version!)
As part of our Five in a Row homeschool studies this year, we spent a week learning about France as we ‘rowed’ the book Madeline, by Ludwig Bemelmans.* (I feel so grown up, talking about ‘homeschool studies‘ like we do more than just color and read books.) We read about how French children often enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and a baguette or a croissant for breakfast.
Best plan ever, right?
For our afternoon snack (slacker mom is no morning person), we drank a cup of rich hot chocolate. However, I bought the wrong chocolate and wasn’t able to use it with Abigail’s milk allergies. Instead, I made her a quick cup of her own hot cocoa. In fact, hers was finished and cool by the time our hot chocolate reached a simmer on the stove.
Yeah. It’s quick.
I think I’ll be using this recipe again.
(No diet comments, mmKay?)
This recipe is perfect for those times when you are out of handy little hot cocoa packets or just need a dairy free option without spending an arm or a leg!
Recipe from Hershey’s Recipe Collection Cookbook*
A simple hot cocoa recipe for the microwave!
Notes: If making dairy free version, just replace milk with the non-dairy milk of your choice, such as soy, rice, or almond. We used vanilla soymilk.
If making for young children, only fill the mug half full of milk. After microwaving, top off mug with remaining cold milk to cool down the cocoa.
- 1 heaping teaspoon Hershey's Cocoa
- 2 heaping teaspoons white sugar
- dash of salt
- 2 teaspoons of milk
- Milk to fill mug
- In a microwave-safe up or mug, combine cocoa, sugar, and salt.
- Add 2 teaspoons of cold milk, stir until smooth.
- Fill cup with milk.
- Microwave for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes until hot.
- Stir to blend.
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