Coffee Spiked Hot Chocolate
Get the recipe for Coffee-Spiked Hot Chocolate ». Matt Taylor-Gross

Perfect for a hot cocoa pick-me-up. Instant coffee makes this an easy dry mix, but if you’re making it for yourself at home, use half a cup of freshly brewed coffee with half a cup of milk instead.


Whip them up in bulk, then batch them into single servings of anise-spiced, matcha-dusted love

Make These Spiced Hot Cocoa Mixes to Forget About the Instant Stuff Forever
Yield: serves 1
Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 12 tsp. instant coffee, or more to taste
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup whole milk


  1. In a mug, add the cocoa powder, sugar, coffee, salt, and the condensed milk.
  2. In a small pot, add the milk and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  3. Remove and transfer the milk to the mug; stir until the ingredients are incorporated, about 1 minute.