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Instant Pot Hot Chocolate Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

This instant pot hot chocolate is my go-to comfort drink. It's rich, creamy, and topped with fluffy marshmallows. Perfect for cozy nights in, it's like a warm hug in a mug!

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Craving a rich, velvety hot chocolate on a chilly evening? My instant pot recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth in minutes! This indulgent treat combines creamy milk, luxurious cocoa powder, and just enough sugar for perfect sweetness. Topped with fluffy whipped cream and gooey marshmallows, every sip feels like a warm hug. Best part? No stirring over a hot stove required! Let your pressure cooker do all the work while you cozy up with a good book. Ready to dive into chocolatey bliss?

Ingredients for Creamy Hot Chocolate in the Instant Pot

  • Milk: Essential base for creamy texture, adds richness and balances the sweetness of the cocoa powder and sugar.
  • Cocoa powder: Provides rich chocolate flavor, essential for making hot chocolate and gives it a deep, dark color.
  • Sugar: Sweetens the hot chocolate, balancing the bitterness of cocoa powder and enhancing the overall flavor profile.
  • Vanilla extract: Adds a subtle depth of flavor and enhances the overall taste of the hot chocolate, making it more aromatic.

Essential Tools for Making Hot Chocolate in Your Pressure Cooker

  • Instant Pot: Speeds up cooking time by using high pressure to quickly heat ingredients.
  • Whisk: Helps to thoroughly mix cocoa powder, sugar, and vanilla extract into the milk for a smooth texture.

Instant Pot Hot Chocolate Recipe

This Instant Pot Hot Chocolate Recipe is a quick and easy way to make a delicious, creamy hot chocolate. Perfect for a cozy night in!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 250 kcal


  • Instant Pot


Main Ingredients

  • 4 cups milk
  • 0.5 cup cocoa powder
  • 0.5 cup sugar
  • 0.5 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream for topping
  • Mini marshmallows for topping


  • Pour milk into the Instant Pot.
  • Add cocoa powder, sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir well.
  • Close the lid and set the Instant Pot to manual high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Once done, do a quick pressure release.
  • Serve hot chocolate in mugs and top with whipped cream and mini marshmallows.

Nutrition value:

Calories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 10gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 100mgPotassium: 400mgFiber: 3gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 150IUCalcium: 300mgIron: 2mg


Keyword Easy Recipe, Hot Chocolate, Instant Pot
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Preparing and Storing Hot Chocolate for Later

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the hot chocolate as directed and let it cool to room temperature.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat on the stove or in the microwave before serving.

Freezing Instructions

  • Allow the hot chocolate to cool completely.
  • Pour into a freezer-safe container, leaving some room for expansion.
  • Freeze for up to 2 months.
  • Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat before serving.

Adding a pinch of salt to your hot chocolate can enhance the flavor and balance the sweetness of the drink.

Common Questions About Making Hot Chocolate in the Instant Pot

Can I use a different type of milk for this instant pot hot chocolate recipe?
Yes, you can use any type of milk you prefer, such as almond milk, oat milk, or soy milk.
Can I adjust the sweetness level of the hot chocolate?
Absolutely! Feel free to adjust the amount of sugar to suit your taste preferences.
How can I make this hot chocolate recipe dairy-free?
To make this recipe dairy-free, simply use a non-dairy milk alternative and skip the whipped cream or use a dairy-free version.
Can I add other flavors to this hot chocolate?
Yes, you can customize this recipe by adding flavors like peppermint extract, cinnamon, or a splash of flavored syrup.
Is it possible to make a larger batch of this hot chocolate?
Certainly! You can double or triple the ingredients to make a larger batch of hot chocolate in your instant pot.

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