Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center Recipe of the Month – Healthier Hot Chocolate

This January enjoy a nice hot cup of cocoa!

Enjoying a big mug of hot chocolate is one of the best things about cold weather. This 4-ingredient recipe has big cocoa flavor and is lightly sweetened.  Serving Size: 8 ounces / Yield: 1 drink


  • 1 cup milk of choice (almond milk, skim milk, soy milk, etc)
  • 1 tablespoon raw cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine all ingredients into a small saucepan and whisk until combined, breaking up any cocoa clumps. Turn heat to high and continue to stir until piping hot, then pour into a mug and serve hot.
  2. Top with whipped cream or marshmallows, if desired.

Nutrition Information / Amount per serving:

Calories                                 106                                           Protein                                              2 g

Total fat                                 4 g                                            Total Carbohydrates                         18 g

Saturated fat                         0.5 g                                         Dietary Fiber                                      3 g

Cholesterol                            0 mg                                        Sodium                                              182 mg

Sugars                                   12 g                                          Added Sugars                                    11 g

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