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Hot Chocolate

Fall 2003, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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...
Hot Chocolate Recipe

Makes: 1 serving, 1 cup

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Ingredients

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

Preparation

  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

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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Microwave
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