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Instant Pot Hot Chocolate

by Sophie

This year, I bring to you my family-favorite Instant Pot Hot Chocolate made in the advanced Mealthy 2.0 Multipot. This indulgent, warm drink is creamy, smooth, and loaded with chocolate and some spices to warm you up. Plus, I have a vegan version included too. Here is my Instant Pot Hot Chocolate recipe that you will fall in love with.

Instant Pot hot chocolate drink

The reason why I made this hot chocolate in my Multipot 2.0 is that the machine makes everything hands-free. You just dump everything, and your food is ready. And, the newest version has many innovative features that make the work even easier. In this case, you just add milk and rest other ingredients, and your hot chocolate is ready for your convenience. Once the pressure cooking is done, you just whisk and serve with any toppings of your choice.

Instant pot hot cocoa

I rarely make the beverage in my instant pot. However, after this instant pot iced tea, I was brave enough to try chai during our Diwali party. The Multipot did a great job by cooking a huge batch of chai for a large crowd. Since then, I have tried many instant pot beverages in my Mealthy Instant pot. And this time around, they have a version 2, which is more advanced and smart.

Multipot 2.0:

Mealthy Multipot 2.0

What I loved about the Multipot version-2 or 2.0 are its smart features. The pot features:

  • Automatic sealing when the lid is locked in place
  • The patented hands-free pressure release system
  • True slow cooking that actually does a slow cook
  • Easy touch buttons on a user-friendly, intuitive control panel
  • 9-in-one cooking functionalities that include everything from pressure cook to dough poof
  • 30+ preset functions for novice and experienced alike
mealthy 2.0 Instant Pot

So imagine this; your Multipot is automatically sealing the lid for you and releasing pressure whenever needed. In addition to no babysitting and no hovering over the kitchen stove to constantly watch and stir your hot chocolate, you just dump everything and enjoy your instant pot hot chocolate after a few minutes. And, there are no fancy ingredients in it and still tastes the best.

Instant pot hot cocoa drink

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Toppings: You can always top this hot chocolate with whipped cream, more chocolate, chocolate syrup, marshmallows, sprinkles, and even whipped aquafaba or coconut cream.  

Hot Cocoa vs. Hot Chocolate – Are hot chocolate and hot cocoa the same thing?

Easy Hot chocolate in the Instant pot

While the meaning of both Hot Cocoa and Hot chocolate is the same, but there is a difference. The hot cocoa is usually made with water, cocoa powder, and sugar, and is served with whipped cream, a dash of milk or half and half. In contrast, hot chocolate is made with milk, sugar, and chocolate. My version uses both cocoa powder and some chocolate chips, milk, cream, and sugar.

Can the cocoa powder be used for the instant pot hot chocolate?

Cocoa powder is usually bitter without any sweetening agent. If you are using cocoa powder in making hot chocolate, adjust the sugar and make sure to add more chocolate to make the drink richer.

What does hot chocolate do to your body?

Chocolate is naturally rich in antioxidants and has proven health benefits. Dark chocolate has positive health benefits and helps the body to fight free radicals. Since cocoa is rich in flavonoids, it is naturally antioxidant-rich and aids cardiovascular health.

Is Hot Cocoa better with milk or water?

While water can be used to make hot cocoa, it is better with milk and cream. Dairy does give the hot cocoa a smooth, creamy and rich texture.

How To Make Vegan Instant Pot Hot Chocolate?

I have a vegan version of the hot cocoa or hot chocolate in my blog. Here is my vegan keto chai hot chocolate. If you want to veganize this recipe, use almond or coconut milk instead of dairy milk, add cashew cream or whipped coconut cream in the end and replace the chocolate chips with vegan chocolate chips.

How to Make Instant Pot Hot Chocolate/Cocoa?

How to make hot chocolate in the instant pot

To make this instant pot hot cocoa, you will need:

Ingredients of Hot Chocolate:

2 cups of Milk (2%), ¼ cup water, 2 cups of Half and Half, ¼ cups of Sugar or 2 tsp Swerve(Sugar-free), 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract, 1 teaspoon of gingerbread spice(optional), 1 cup of Milk or Dark Chocolate Chips, 1 tbsp of Cocoa powder, Whipped Cream, Marshmallows, peppermint candies, and Chocolate Sauce to Garnish and serve

ingredients of instant pot hot chocolate

Instructions to Make Instant Pot Hot Chocolate Drink:

  • First, set your instant pot to the sauté mode and add the ¼ cup water. Allow the water to boil first.
  • Then add milk, add half of the half and half, sugar or sweetener, vanilla extract, spice, cocoa powder, and the chocolate chips. Give it a nice and good stir.
  • Secure the lid and seal the pressure valve. Now set the instant pot to pressure cook for 3 minutes and adjust the pressure level to low.
  • After the instant pot beeps, wait for 10 minutes of natural pressure release. Then open the lid and whisk the ingredients.
  • Now add the rest of the half and half and give it a good mix. Pour in serving mugs or glasses and top with whipped cream, chocolate chips, chocolate sauce, and marshmallows. Serve hot. 
Instant pot hot chocolate with cream
Instant Pot hot chocolate drink

Instant Pot Hot Chocolate

This year, I bring to you my family-favorite Instant Pot Hot Chocolate. This indulgent, warm drink is creamy, smooth, and loaded with chocolate and some spices to warm you up. Plus, I have a vegan version included too. Here is my Instant Pot Hot Chocolate recipe that you will fall in love with.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas hot chocolate, easy instant pot, Instant pot beverages, Instant pot hot chocolate, instant pot hot cocoa
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 110kcal
Author: Sophie
Cost: $6

Equipment

  • Instant pot

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 1/4 Cups Water
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar or 2 tsp Swerve(Sugar-free)
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tsp gingerbread spice(optional)
  • 2 Cups Half and Half (Skip if using whole-milk and double the milk)
  • 1 Cup Milk or Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa powder
  • Whipped Cream, Marshmallows, peppermint candies, and Chocolate Sauce to Garnish and serve

Instructions

  • First, set your instant pot to the sauté mode and add the ¼ cup water. Allow the water to boil first. (This step will prevent the milk to stick to the bottom of the pan)
  • Then add milk, add half of the half and half, sugar or sweetener, vanilla extract, spice, cocoa powder, and the chocolate chips. Give it a nice and good stir.
  • Secure the lid and seal the pressure valve. Now set the instant pot to pressure cook for 3 minutes and adjust the pressure level to low.
  • After the instant pot beeps, wait for 10 minutes of natural pressure release. Then open the lid and whisk the ingredients.
  • Now add the rest of the half and half and give it a good mix. Pour in serving mugs or glasses and top with whipped cream, chocolate chips, chocolate sauce, and marshmallows.
  • Serve hot and enjoy.
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Notes

  • The nutritional info mentioned here is without sugar and with sugar-free sweetener.
  • If you want, you can add fresh, heavy cream to your hot chocolate. It gives a nice, thick consistency to the drink. 
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Nutrition

Serving: 120g | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 220mg | Sugar: 2g
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Easy hot chocolate drink made in the instant pot

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5 comments

Cate January 3, 2020 - 2:53 pm

Love how simple and decadent this hot chocolate looks! Thanks for sharing!!

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Suzy January 3, 2020 - 3:02 pm

5 stars
Really loving that this is made in the instant pot and that there is a sugar free option!

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Tonje January 3, 2020 - 3:48 pm

5 stars
Such a creative way to make hot chocolate! I made the sugar free version and it was great.

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Sara Welch January 3, 2020 - 4:17 pm

5 stars
What a great way to warm up on a cold winter day! Excited to enjoy this tonight with my kids!

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Tisha January 3, 2020 - 4:20 pm

5 stars
The presentation instantly made me think of s’mores! Hot chocolate is one of the best ways to warm up on a cold day and this looks like the perfect combo! I will definitely be making this soon!

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