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. Source:, November 2018

Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D.


Ingredient Checklist


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


Nutrition Facts

164 calories; 3.1 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 12 mg cholesterol; 109 mg sodium. 448 mg potassium; 27.9 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 25 g sugar; 0.3 g protein; 478 IU vitamin a iu; 14 mcg folate; 312 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 54 mg magnesium; 13 g added sugar;