Homemade Hot Cocoa (in the microwave!)

What a crazy winter! I can probably count on ONE hand how many times we have had snow this season! By now, we typically would have had at least a few snow days off school in our neck of the woods! So, you had better believe on those handful of days that snow actually stuck to the ground, my children were ready and raring to go play outside! The kids favorite part of playing in the snow? Running back into the house, dropping all the wet/cold gear at the door, and jumping up to the table for some of mom’s homemade hot cocoa! I make this two different ways…there is my Original Homemade Hot Cocoa, and there is this Homemade Hot Cocoa in the microwave! Both are delicious and WAY better than the kind in the package! This one is almost as quick too!

Add Sugar, Cocoa Powder, and Salt to a medium bowl.

Add milk and vanilla and whisk – cover with a paper towel and microwave for 3 mins.

Marshmallows make for some happy campers! (These are soft mini-marshmallows that I purchase by the bag-full at a dutch market down the street from me…the kids love them)

My little guy couldn’t drink his fast enough..lol.

And a picture of Manny, just because…lol. He enjoyed the snow too!!!! Would you believe that he has almost doubled in size since we got him on Christmas Eve!

Homemade Hot Cocoa (in the microwave!)
Serves: 4
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  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 cups of milk
  1. In a medium bowl add sugar, cocoa and salt
  2. Add milk and vanilla and whisk together
  3. Cover bowl with a paper towel and microwave for 3 mins until hot
  4. Enjoy with marshmallows or whipped cream!
* you may use rice milk/ almond milk.



  1. I’m totally with you… I love the mild winter bc I hate driving in ice/snow. BUT I would LOVE a snow day! 🙂 Homemade hot cocoa is the best way to warm up a winter day & something I don’t make often enough. Anxious to try your recipe. PS~ That’s picture of Manny is so sweet!!!!


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