It’s hard to believe more than ten years have gone by since our Associate Editor, Sarah Hatfield of No Whey Mama, initially shared this single serve hot chocolate recipe with us. Since it has been so long, she wanted to revive the recipe with new photos and details.
With four kids in the house, I tend to make big batches of dairy-free hot chocolate these days. But it’s time to re-up this recipe I shared with Alisa years ago because a quick and easy single serve hot chocolate is still great for when you need just one mug of cocoa–or are out of dairy-free hot chocolate mix! It uses ingredients you probably already have in the house and is ready in minutes.
The marshmallow creme topping idea is one I got from a Diane Mott Davidson mystery. I love that it’s a quick and easy dairy-free substitution for whipped cream, but it still gives you that marshmallow flavor. The best of both worlds!
Go Dairy Free reader Morgan recommends using confectioner’s sugar instead of granulated sugar, which is a a great substitution. For a less sweet cup of hot chocolate, you can reduce the sugar by one tablespoon or use plain or unsweetened dairy-free milk instead of vanilla.
Special Diet Notes: Mama’s Easy Hot Chocolate
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, and peanut-free. Optionally soy-free, nut-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.
- Whisk the sugar, cocoa, and salt together in a large mug.
- Heat the milk beverage in the microwave on high for 90 seconds or until hot.
- Gradually whisk the hot milk into the cocoa mixture until smooth. Or you can use this fun self-stirring mug.
- Top with marshmallow creme, if desired.