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Microwave Vegan Hot Cocoa

"No, thank you" -said no one ever to a good cup of hot cocoa. Here's my quick, easy, and healthy microwave hot cocoa recipe that is perfect for these chilly fall nights.
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1


  • 2-3 tsp coconut nectar or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder
  • 1 1/4 10 oz cup any milk of your preference (organic soy, almond, dairy, etc.)
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract optional


  • Microwave the milk in a microwave-safe mug on High for 2 minutes and 40 seconds (yes, I'm that precise with my hot cocoa).*
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir the coconut nectar and cocoa to make a smooth paste.** You can also add vanilla extract to enhance the flavor.
  • Pour this mixture into the mug of hot milk. Wash the bowl immediately of the chocolate syrupy mixture while it's still easily washable!


*You will have to experiment to see what works best with your mug, quantity of milk, and microwave.
**You can also mix the cocoa paste in a mug and transfer the hot milk to the paste.