Classic Hot Chocolate

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. Using 100% clean ingredient, there is a total of 6 grams of fat and 192 calories per serving. You definitely have some choices of how you want to carry out this recipe. Sucanat or honey/ low-fat milk or almond milk/ vanilla extract or peppermint extract. Decisions… decisions…. Of course, you have plenty of days to experiment, so you may as well try them all out. We’re sure you will be pleased with all of your chocolaty experiments.

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Classic Hot Chocolate

Classic Hot Chocolate

Yields: 4 Servings | Serving size: 1 Cup | Calories: 192 | Total Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 8 mg | Sodium: 98 mg | Carbohydrates: 26 g | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 23 g | Protein: 6 g | SmartPoints: 9 |


  • 1/4 cup cocoa, no sugar added
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar, optional Sucanat (more or less to taste) or 1/4 cup honey (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips, (Enjoy Life chips are gluten, soy, and dairy free)
  • 4 1/2 cups low-fat milk, optional almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, optional peppermint extract
  • Cinnamon sticks for stirring (optional)


  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.

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6 Comments on "Classic Hot Chocolate"

  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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