Healthy Hot Chocolate

Healthy Hot Chocolate

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From:, November 2018

This healthier cup of hot chocolate uses low-fat milk, natural cocoa powder and just enough sugar to sweeten things up without going overboard on calories. As an added bonus, the milk provides a healthy serving of protein and calcium, which you won't get from sugar-loaded powdered hot-chocolate mixes prepared using water. Spice it up with an add-in like orange zest, cinnamon or vanilla for a delicious twist on this classic treat.

Ingredients 1 serving

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  • 1 tablespoon natural, unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup low-fat milk, warmed to steaming
  • Add-ins like orange zest and ground cloves; ground cardamom and vanilla extract; or chili powder and ground cinnamon (optional)


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  1. Combine cocoa powder and sugar in a mug; swirl in warmed milk. Add in one of the flavor additions, if desired.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 164 calories; 3 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 28 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 14 mcg folate; 12 mg cholesterol; 25 g sugars; 13 g added sugars; 478 IU vitamin A; 0 vitamin C; 312 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 109 mg sodium; 448 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (31% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1 low-fat milk, 1 other carbohydrate

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