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4 mugs of Instant Pot hot cocoa topped with marshmallows.
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5 Ingredient Instant Pot Hot Cocoa

5 Ingredient Instant Pot Hot Cocoa is a rich, creamy, sweet hot cocoa recipe made in minutes. If you've ever made hot chocolate from scratch, you will love this recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Come to Pressure and Natural Release20 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cocoa, Hot Chocolate, Hot Cocoa, Winter Drink, Fall Drink
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 428kcal


  • 3 Cups Whole Milk
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla

Optional Hot Cocoa Toppings

  • Marshmallows (optional)
  • Marshmallow Creme (optional)
  • Chocolate Shavings (optional)
  • Cinnamon (optional)


  • Add the milk, cream, sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla to the liner of the Instant Pot. Use to whisk to combine the ingredients until well mixed.
  • Close the lid, and set the valve to sealing. Use the manual/pressure cook button to adjust the time to 2 minutes. 
  • After the time is up, press "Cancel" on the Instant Pot to turn it off. Allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes before opening the valve to release the remaining pressure.
  • Carefully remove the lid, and stir the hot cocoa. Strain through a mesh sieve if desired.
  • Top with optional garnishes and serve immediately.



*The calories listed are an approximate and based on the servings sizes listed and the ingredients used.
*Please see post for more detailed instructions and tips.
*If there is concern regarding pressurizing dairy products, please use the saute function instead of the manual/pressure cook function. Simply add the ingredients, press saute, and still the ingredients until they're well combined and warm. Strain if desired and serve. 


Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 368mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 1170IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 252mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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