This hot chocolate recipe takes 5 minutes or less, 2 ingredients, and a microwave. It's a no-cook recipe that's perfect for hotel travelers, tiny-house dwellers, students in dorm rooms, and busy working people who don't want to deal with a stove.
Put the chocolate in the microwave-safe mug with 1 tablespoon of milk. Heat the chocolate with the milk in the microwave on high for 1 minute.
Use a fork to stir the melted chocolate into the 1 tablespoon of warm milk until it forms a shiny, smooth paste.
Add the remaining cold milk to the chocolate paste. If you are adding any hot chocolate mix-ins, like vanilla extract, add them now. Heat in the microwave on high for 1 minute.
Remove the hot chocolate from the microwave. Stir the hot chocolate until thoroughly mixed. If you are happy with the hot chocolate, it is ready to drink. If you're finding clumps, chocolate chunks, or undissolved mix-ins, proceed to the next step.
Microwave hot chocolate on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Monitor the hot chocolate to prevent the milk from spilling over. Stop heating the hot chocolate if it looks like the hot chocolate is boiling in the mug.
Use a spatula to stir the hot chocolate to get rid of last-minute clumps. Add the desired hot chocolate toppings and serve.
Enjoy your homemade hot chocolate!
Keep monitoring the hot chocolate in your microwave to ensure the milk does not spill over your mug and that the milk does not curdle. Because of how widely microwaves vary, you may need to zap your hot chocolate for less time than recommended.
Double the ingredients and enjoy leftover hot chocolate with instant coffee to make a quick mocha the next morning.