Instant hot chocolate coffee made with hot cocoa mix, milk & instant coffee powder for a delicious morning breakfast coffee & chocolate drink! Hot chocolate, which is also known as drinking chocolate or hot cocoa, is mixed with coffee to make a very yummy & breakfast drink which you can quickly and easily make at your home. This is one of the most easy, fancy and delicious drinks that you can make for holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas or any busy mornings!
This is perfect for those who love the flavors of chocolate and coffee together in their drinks!
You may also use espresso coffee or any of your favorite coffee to make this hot chocolate milk coffee, but in this recipe we are using instant coffee powder to make it super quick & easy!
Hot chocolate milk coffee - Instant Mocha (Mocaccino) With Hot Chocolate & Instant Coffee Powder
Hot chocolate drink is a very popular drink made using hot cocoa mix and when coffee is mixed with hot chocolate, it is so delicious and perfect for a breakfast drink especially if you love the flavors of both chocolate and coffee!
Chocolate mixed with coffee is more popularly known as mocha and other names include cafe mocha or mocaccino and often, espresso coffee is used along with hot chocolate or chocolate syrup to make the delicious drink.
There are many different kinds of mocha including white chocolate mocha & more.
You may also make hot chocolate at home using cocoa powder, milk and sugar & top with marshmallows.
However, it is more easy to use hot cocoa mix which is ready to use and you can just mix water or milk to make hot chocolate drink.
In this hot chocolate milk coffee drink, we use milk to make the drink and we also use coffee.
Though we can also make brewed coffee with milk and add hot cocoa mix with the brewed coffee to hot chocolate coffee, in this recipe we use instant coffee powder to make things more easier!
How Long To Microwave Milk For Hot Chocolate?
Milk need to be warmed or heated in microwave or stove top for making hot chocolate milk.
If you are using microwave oven to heat milk for making hot chocolate milk, make sure to use a good quality microwave safe large coffee mug or cup (so the milk won't boil over), and heat for about 1 minute and 30 seconds time.
If you think the milk is not hot enough for your preference, you may heat it for few more seconds later.
If you use small sized mug (milk should be filled upto only about ¾th of the cup) or if you heat the milk for more time than recommended, there is a risk of milk boiling over making a mess in the oven.
So here is how you can quickly and easily make delicious & creamy chocolate coffee drink at home!
How to make hot chocolate milk coffee drink?
To make the delicious instant chocolate coffee drink, we use the following ingredients.
hot cocoa mix 1 envelope (I used Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix)
mini marshmallows 1 envelope (equivalent to about 0.2 oz)
instant coffee powder 1 teaspoon
whole milk 1 cup
Notes: If you use the hot cocoa mix that comes with the marshmallows inside it, you can just use that. Based on what kind of hot cocoa mix you have in your hand, you can use according to package directions.
Step by step instructions
Add the hot cocoa mix powder to a coffee mug.
Also add the instant coffee powder to the coffee mug, mix well the hot cocoa and coffee powder so they are mixed evenly.
Heat the milk on stove top using a sauce pan or heat the milk in microwave using a good microwave safe mug or cup.
If using microwave, you can heat the milk for about 1 minute and 30 seconds (make sure to use a large mug or cup to heat the milk so the milk won't overboil).
Once the milk is heated, immediately pour the hot milk over the hot cocoa & coffee powder mix in the coffee mug.
Mix well to combine hot cocoa and coffee mix with milk to make creamy hot chocolate coffee drink!
Top with marshamallows (that comes with the hot cocoa mix) and gently stir in, serve hot & enjoy! (If the hot cocoa mix already had the marshmallows you do not need to add extra)
Notes: Make sure to use hot milk and also mix the mixture immediately once the hot milk is added to the coffee mug, so the hot cocoa mix and coffee will blend in with the milk without forming any lumps.
If the milk is not hot enough or if you don't mix them soon, there could be some lumps forming which you can break easily using spoon.
How to make this drink without hot cocoa mix?
If you do not have hot cocoa mix, you can use equivalent amounts of cocoa powder and mini marshmallows to make the drink.
Also add about 2 tablespoons of sugar or brown sugar (adjust the amount to your preference) since the cocoa powder is not sweetened unlike the hot cocoa mix which is already sweet.
Easy Instant Coffee Recipes:
Below you can get the recipe in detail.
Instant Hot Chocolate Coffee Recipe
- 1 envelope hot cocoa mix I used Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix
- 1 envelope mini marshmallows equivalent to about 0.2 oz (If you use the hot cocoa mix that comes with the marshmallows inside it, you can just use that. Based on what kind of hot cocoa mix you have in your hand, you can use according to package directions)
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
- 1 cup whole milk
- Add the hot cocoa mix powder to a coffee mug.
- Also add the instant coffee powder to the coffee mug, mix well the hot cocoa and coffee powder so they are mixed evenly.
- Heat the milk on stove top using a sauce pan or heat the milk in microwave using a good microwave safe mug or cup.If using microwave, you can heat the milk for about 1 minute and 30 seconds (make sure to use a large mug or cup to heat the milk so the milk won't overboil).
- Once the milk is heated, immediately pour the hot milk over the hot cocoa & coffee powder mix in the coffee mug.
- Mix well to combine. Top with marshamallows (that comes with the hot cocoa mix) and gently stir in, serve hot & enjoy!