My Favorite Hot Chocolate Recipe with a twist* – in 2 minutes!

We are officially on Christmas break.    For 2 weeks we get to relaxed, get up when we want, go to bed when we want & just do whatever.  The joys of Christmas break…ahhhhhh.   Anyways, I made my favorite go to Hot Chocolate recipe tonite.  It’s so quick, doesn’t require any skills & it’s based on an individual serving & the use of a microwave!  See, told ya it was easy.   I also included my “secret” spicy ingredient at the end.  I really do love a spicy hot chocolate.  It takes it to a whole new level, I promise!

Perfectly {Spicy or not} Hot Chocolate

2 tablespoons sugar

Dash salt

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 to 3 teaspoons HERSHEY’S Cocoa

1 cup milk

dash or 2 of cayenne pepper *if desired


Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in large mug.   Heat milk in microwave at HIGH (100%) 1-1/2 minutes or until hot.   Gradually add hot milk to cocoa mixture in mug, stirring until well blended.   Stir in vanilla.   Add a dash of Cayenne Pepper.*

Do you add anything in to your hot chocolate?  Do you like it with some extra heat or with a different twist?  Do tell…

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