How to Make the Perfect Cup of Hot Cocoa for Snow Days

As soon as the temperature drops below forty, you can find me curled up with a cozy blanket on my couch lounging in front of the T.V. (probably binge watching some terrible but addicting shows) as I hide from bone-chilling weather with a cup of hot cocoa in my hand. This recipe below, for a mug of hot cocoa for one, was something I came across many years ago and tailored to what I think is true chocolaty perfection. It's so easy to make and definitely hits the spot every time, which makes it addictive in the winter, so proceed with caution—and enjoy!

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The Perfect Cup of Hot Cocoa for One (because you won’t want to share)

Serving size - 1


1 heaping teaspoon of Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (or any unsweetened cocoa powder)

2 heaping teaspoons of sugar

2 teaspoons + enough to fill a mug of milk

Dash of salt (optional, but recommended)

Mini or large marshmallows (optional-but in my opinion, pretty necessary)



In a mug/cup that is microwaveable, combine together the unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar, and salt. Once combined into one mix, pour in the 2 teaspoons of milk, then stir. Once all of the ingredients are fully mixed, pour in more milk until it fills the mug, pour in less milk for a richer taste and more for thinner taste. Afterward, simply microwave the mug for approx. 1-1 1/2 minutes. Then, if desired, add any size marshmallows. Let it cool for a minute or two and then enjoy with your favorite cozy movie.


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