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.
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup 1% milk, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of ground cinnamon
- 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.
- 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.
Per serving: 227 calories; 4 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 31 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 2 g fiber; 97 mg sodium; 390 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: 312 mg calcium (31% dv).
Carbohydrate Servings: 3
Exchanges: 2 other carbohydrates, 1 reduced-fat milk, 1/2 fat
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