How to prepare hot chocolate?


Hot chocolate is a heated beverage that typically consists of shaved chocolate or cocoa powder, heated milk or water, and sugar. While hot chocolate is generally thought of as a drink consumed for pleasure, recent studies have suggested that hot chocolate possesses health benefits due to antioxidants that can be found in cocoa.

Here’s a simple way to prepare hot chocolate:


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • whipped cream
  • chocolate shavings (optional)


  1. Measure water, cocoa and sugar in a glass measuring cup. Stir well.
  2. Microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes to make chocolate syrup.
  3. Stir in milk and vanilla and microwave till warm.
  4. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
  5. Serve!

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