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Creamy Hot Chocolate

Heart Smart
creamy hot chocolate

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 41/2 cups skim milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 peppermint sticks (optional)


Mix cocoa and sugar in a saucepan. Stir in water and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth. Heat to boiling, reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered 4 minutes, stirring constantly.

Stir in milk and vanilla. Heat just until hot (do not boil). Beat with hand beater until foamy, or stir until smooth. Divide up into 6 mugs and add peppermint stick to each if desired. Serve immediately.

Yield: 6 - 1 cup servings

Nutritional Info

(does not include peppermint stick):

  • Calories = 124
  • Fat = 1 gram
  • Saturated fat = 0.5 grams
  • Cholesterol = 3 mg
  • Sodium = 97 mg
  • Fiber = 1 gram
  • Protein = 7 grams
  • Carbohydrates = 22 grams

Food exchanges: 1 milk, 1/2 starch