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Healthier Homemade Hot Cocoa

Whether you’re on a low-carb diet or trying to increase your calories, this homemade creamy hot cocoa is sure to hit the spot. Enjoy a cup as a way to warm-up on a cold day, satisfy your after dinner sweet tooth or wind down after a long day.
Author: Heather Mangieri, RDN


  • 8 oz 2% milk
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cane sugar


  • Put cocoa powder in mug. Heat milk in microwave for 1-1/2 minutes or until hot. Gradually add hot milk to cocoa mixture in mug, stirring until well blended. Stir in vanilla and sweetener. Add toppings, as desired*. 


  • Recipe Makes: 8 ounces
  • Serving Size: 8 ounces
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Nutrition Information (per serving): 190 calories, 28 g carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 13 g added sugars, 5 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 20 mg cholesterol, 9 g protein, 115 mg sodium, 15% DV for Vitamin D, 25% DV for calcium, 8% DV for potassium
  • Meal Planning Servings: 2 CHO + 1 PRO + 1 FAT
*Topping are not included in the nutritional analysis