Instant Hot Cocoa Coffee Recipe

close up of square cup filled with hot chocolate drink
This quick, easy recipe can be made anywhere from in the office break room to around a crackling campfire. john shepherd/Getty Images
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 2 mins,
  • Cook: 1 mins
  • Yield: 1 Mug (1 serving)
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This super-quick, super-easy recipe for instant, coffee-flavored hot cocoa is ideal for a fast cocoa fix at the office, on a camping trip or anywhere else you don’t have access to a full kitchen.

If you plan on drinking it often, you can mix the dry ingredients ahead of time. Just shake the hot cocoa mix before you measure out each serving.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup milk (or soymilk or water)
  • 1 serving dark chocolate cocoa mix
  • 1 serving instant coffee
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

How to Make It

  1. Bring the liquid to a simmer. (If you’re in an office or other space without a stove, use the microwave’s “Beverage” setting. If you’re camping, bring it to a simmer over the campfire.)
  2. Place cocoa mix and instant coffee granules in amounts for one serving (as directed by each) into an empty mug.
  3. Add cinnamon to the mug, and then stir in a small amount of milk to create a paste. (This is easier to do with a fork than it is with a spoon.)
  1. Gradually add the rest of the milk, stirring as you go.
  2. Serve hot.