• Active Time 5m
  • Total Time 5m

1 serving, 1 cup

Our hot cocoa is rich and chocolatey 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-percent milk, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon


Mix the 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.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 10151

nutrition information per serving

228 calories; 3g total fat; 2g total saturated fat; 15mg cholesterol; 132mg sodium; 43g carbohydrates; 3g fiber; 10g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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