The shopping list: cocoa powder, milk

In a large saucepan, combine:

1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder (or 2 tablespoons cocoa and 2 tablespoons instant coffee)
Dash of salt
2/ 3 cup hot water

Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes.

Stir in:

1 teaspoon vanilla

The hot chocolate can be garnished with whipped cream or marshmallows.