Bourbon Hot Cocoa

Bourbon Hot Cocoa

1 Review
From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Chocolate and bourbon? Say no more. Make this delicious hot chocolate recipe from scratch on a cold winter day.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • ½ cup bittersweet chocolate pieces
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 cups fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ cup (4 oz.) bourbon
  • Ground cinnamon (optional)


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  1. In a medium saucepan stir together chocolate pieces and cocoa powder. Whisk in 3½ cups of the milk and the honey. Cook over medium just until boiling and chocolate pieces are melted, whisking constantly. Stir in bourbon.
  2. For frothy topper, pour the remaining ½ cup milk into a medium bowl. Microwave 20 to 30 seconds or just until warm. Beat with whisk until frothy. Serve cocoa with frothy topper and, if desired, sprinkle with cinnamon or additional cocoa powder.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ⅔ cup cocoa and 1½ tablespoons topper
  • Per serving: 203 calories; 6 g fat(4 g sat); 2 g fiber; 24 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 9 mcg folate; 3 mg cholesterol; 20 g sugars; 333 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 204 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 70 mg sodium; 313 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (20% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2 fat, ½ milk, ½ other carbohydrate, ½ starch

Reviews 1

December 03, 2019
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By: BeReal
Didn’t blend as well as I’d thought it would and (WOW) that’s a lot of bourbon on the palate. I plan to try this again whisking with handheld blender and with a bit less bourbon. Second time is a charm, right?
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