Mug-a-Cocoa|Caramel Orange Pumpkin Spice

Mug a Cocoa, Caramel Pumpkin Spice

Recipe makes one mug of cocoa.



1   teaspoon Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa + 2 teaspoons milk

2   teaspoons sugar

1-teaspoon brown sugar or honey

1   cup milk*

¼ teaspoon orange extract

¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice and ground cinnamon

Dash of salt

Garnish:  whipped cream, caramel sauce, mini chocolate chips, or coarse sea salt


  1. Combine dark cocoa, extract, spices, salt, 2 teaspoons milk, and sugar in a microwave-safe mug.  Stir until smooth.  Fill cup with remaining milk.
  2. Microwave at High 1-1 /2 minutes or until hot.  Add whipped cream, drizzle with caramel sauce, and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips or sea salt.
  • Higher the fat content in milk the creamier the hot chocolate + more calories.
  • Mug size and power of microwave will determine the accuracy of cooking time.


Create a fun gift for college coeds, package a mug and all the ingredients with recipe, be sure to include a spoon.

Check out Mug a Mac n Cheese and Mug a Muffin Recipes for more ideas.