Single Serving Microwave Hot Cocoa

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 3 min
Cook Time: 2 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 1 serving


This Single Serving Microwave Hot Cocoa is perfect for a cold winter night. Ready in 5 minutes.


  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


STIR together sugar and cocoa in large, microwave-safe mug. Stir in a few tablespoons milk to make a smooth paste; stir in remaining milk.

MICROWAVE on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave for a few seconds longer or until hot. Stir in vanilla extract.


by C. Cassie , 77356 on Oct. 2013

Despite all the five star ratings, I was nervous about this recipe. It is wonderful, however and actually better than store bought. Just wish I had some marshmallows now...

Hit the spot...

by L. Lori , Parker, CO on Feb. 2010

Perfect! I was craving hot cocoa at 10 pm and only needed one cup. I don't bother buying those instant cocoa packets because I just don't like them... this was just what I needed :)


by E. Emily , DeWitt, MI on Dec. 2008

When you're having a late night chocolate craving, this is top banana!


by B. Beverly , DENTON, NC on Apr. 2008

No one is to old in my house hold for this special treat. It's my all time "feel good hug".

Single Serve Mircorwave Cocoa

by R. R , HAMPSTEAD, MD on Dec. 2007

My three children love to have cocoa on a cold winters day...and this is the recipe they always ask for...with plenty of mini marshmellows of course!

single serving microwave hot cocoa

by J. Janet , CLAREMORE, OK on Dec. 2007

I have been looking for a wonderful hot cocoa recipe for a long time. I just love this recipe. It is better than my mother used to make. Thank you for making this recipe available for us.


by M. Moo , Tyburg, CO on Dec. 2007

LoveLoveLove it, has to be my favorite hot chocolate recepie, better than mixes... just make sure you follow the recipie exactly as written.

Hit the spot

by J. Jan , Caraway, AR on Oct. 2007

I was craving Hot Cocoa and there was nothing on the lable for a single seving. Fond the recipe and it hit the spot. Printed it to make again as a bedtime drink.

Child Friendly!!

by C. Christina , HILLSBORO, OR on May. 2007

My 9 year old daughter LOVES to make this for the family. It is a Saturday night treat at our house.

yummy quick coco

by D. Dana , MARIETTA, GA on Mar. 2007

this is one of the most yummy coco recipe i ever had and plus it has a hint of vanilla