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Microwave hot chocolate from scratch is the perfect way to enjoy no powder hot chocolate without having to make a huge batch!

Microwave hot chocolate from scratch is the perfect way to enjoy no powder hot chocolate without having to make a huge batch!

I can honestly say I’ve never met a mug of hot chocolate I didn’t like. White hot chocolate. Chai hot chocolate. Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate. Good ol’ fashion hot chocolate. One right after the other they’re all amazing.

Then there are all the recipes I’ve tried that you haven’t seen on the blog like dark, salted caramel, peppermint, nutella, and peanut butter. <— that one was the bomb dot com!

Eventually I’ll get around to sharing those delicious variations, too. But I figured it was about time to share the one I make the most often with you. This single serve microwave hot chocolate completely from scratch. No powders, not even cocoa powder, in this baby. Just good whole milk, chocolate chips, and a little bit of sugar.

Microwave hot chocolate from scratch is the perfect way to enjoy no powder hot chocolate without having to make a huge batch!

Combine these things and what’ve you got? The most amazing single serve hot chocolate. It doesn’t require a powder that never dissolves or a boiling a whole kettle of water. You’re welcome.

As such this is one of my favorite things to whip up when I’m tucked under a blanket on a snowy day, working on this very blog. It’s ready in under 5 minutes and is perfect topped with mini marshmallows or whipped cream or easy homemade marshmallows {which I guess you could make mini, too}! Or if you want to get really fancy try these caramel latte marshmallows for a chocolate-y caramel-y latte drink to pick up your afternoon!

Microwave hot chocolate from scratch is the perfect way to enjoy no powder hot chocolate without having to make a huge batch!

I like to garnish it with a candy cane since I always have a ton leftover after Christmas. But you can also add some homemade chocolate syrup or salted caramel sauce if you’re feeling adventurous.

You can make a big batch of this recipe over the stove if you want but if you’re sneaking a mug of hot chocolate while the kids are sleeping then definitely go for this quick and delicious microwave version. It’s so rich and easy you won’t want to share, anyway!

Meaghan

Microwave hot chocolate from scratch is the perfect way to enjoy no powder hot chocolate without having to make a huge batch!

Microwave hot chocolate from scratch is the perfect way to enjoy no powder hot chocolate without having to make a huge batch!

Microwave Hot Chocolate from Scratch

Yield: 1 person
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3 Tbs chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbs brown sugar

Instructions

  1. In a 14oz mug microwave milk for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until hot but not boiling.
  2. Add chocolate chips and brown sugar and stir until completely combined and chocolate is melted.

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Richa

Sunday 26th of February 2017

Never tried to make hot chocolate in the microwave. This is such a great idea!

Meaghan

Sunday 5th of March 2017

It's great when you want to skip the powdered hot chocolate but are too lazy like me to get a pot dirty :P

~Meaghan

Kristina @ Love & Zest

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017

I need this in my life. It's a rainy day today and hot cocoa would be perfect.

Meaghan

Friday 24th of February 2017

It's raining here, too and I definitely need a big mug of this to warm me up!

~Meaghan

Tina

Tuesday 21st of February 2017

I want to cozy up with a mug of this! I love how there seems to me more marshmallows than hot chocolate :) That's how I like it too.

Jennifer

Tuesday 14th of February 2017

So seriously need to make this! Since we're expecting snow tomorrow... ugh. And you need to get your sister to send me one of these mugs! haha

Meaghan

Tuesday 14th of February 2017

Wait, what? We're expecting snow?! I seriously need to watch the weather more. Don't worry about that mug. I got you covered. We just need to actually meet up for a taco date like asap!

~Meaghan