Classic Hot Chocolate Recipe

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Chocolate Lover’s rejoice! Now, you can enjoy one of your favorite cold-weather treats without sacrificing your clean-eating plan. This classic hot chocolate recipe won’t wreak havoc on your waistline, so you can sip it with a smile.



Classic Hot Chocolate Recipe

Classic Hot Chocolate Recipe

Yields: 6 Servings | Serving size: 1 Cup | Calories: 182 | Total Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 9 mg | Sodium: 90 mg | Carbohydrates: 32 g | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 30 g | Protein: 7 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9 |


  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips, (we used Enjoy Life chocolate chips)
  • 4 1/2 cups almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat milk over medium-low heat until steaming. Add cocoa, sweetener, and chocolate chips, stir until cocoa is combined.
  2. Warm over medium-low heat until all ingredients are combined and hot chocolate is to desired temperature. Add vanilla and stir to combine.
  3. Serve in mugs with a ladle and sprinkle a little cocoa or shredded dark chocolate.
  4. Tip: Stir with a cinnamon stick for extra flavor or substitute peppermint extract for the vanilla extract for a holiday twist!

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6 Comments on "Classic Hot Chocolate Recipe"

  1. Laura  September 23, 2012

    serving size 1/2 cup???

    • Skinny Ms.  September 25, 2012

      Laura, I changed it to 1 cup. The coconut milk and chocolate provide healthy fats…keep in mind when reading the nutritional data. 🙂

  2. WilmaNC  September 24, 2012

    I was going to say the same thing as Laura. 1/2 cup?? I was hoping for a 2 cup serving, lol.

    • Skinny Ms.  September 25, 2012

      WilmaNC, I did change it to 1 cup. After all, who can drink just 1/2 cup? lol

  3. Skinny Ms.  December 22, 2012

    Hi Denise, scroll down past the image and you will see the recipe. Thank you

  4. deb deplonty  September 15, 2016

    I would like a bulk dry recipe for
    hot cocoa. Weight Watchers use to have one using Hershey’s Cocoa dry Natural unsweetened mix but I can’t find it. anyone got it?


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