Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, Fall 2003

Our hot cocoa is rich and chocolaty without the overly sweet taste of some packaged mixes. We give it a luxurious froth with a whisk or blender—or use a cappuccino frother if you have one.

Ingredients 1 serving

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  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup 1% milk, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon


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  1. Mix sugar, cocoa and 2 tablespoons cold milk in a mug until smooth. Heat the remaining milk in a small saucepan on the stovetop or in a 2-cup glass measure in the microwave until steaming hot but not boiling. Stir in the cocoa mixture and vanilla.
  2. To froth the hot chocolate, whirl a whisk in it by rubbing your hands back and forth. (Alternatively, pour the hot chocolate into a blender, cover with the lid and a kitchen towel and blend until frothy.) Pour it back into the mug and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 220 calories; 3 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 42 g carbohydrates; 10 g protein; 14 mcg folate; 12 mg cholesterol; 38 g sugars; 479 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 317 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 109 mg sodium; 477 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (32% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 2 "other" carbohydrates, 1 reduced-fat milk, ½ fat

Reviews 2

November 27, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
yummy delicious hot chocolate, but obviously not as easy as the packets. nice to be able to use 'basic' ingredients to make it - and it tastes better than the packets! I didn't whip up much of a froth but it still tasted yummy. Pros: tastes even better than the packets Cons: takes a little effort
December 30, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
I still recommend good old Ovaltine. I love it hold or cold, plus it's much easier than measuring out 3 or 4 separate ingredients for a simple mug of hot/cold chocolate. With Ovaltine, I can approximate the quantity of mix and easily adjust it if I'm not happy with the initial taste. Plus, I've also found it to be richer in both flavor and texture than I can create at home easily. It's great with both soy milk and regular milk, too! Lastly, don't forget all those extra minerals and vitamins that Ovaltine adds - making your hot chocolate or chocolate milk that much better for you. I just wish they hadn't changed their packaging - the new container looks strange.
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