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Cinnamon Hot Cocoa

Ready to heat up a cold day? This warm chocolatey treat makes any day a holiday. Super quick, super yummy.

Servings: 1

Equipment: stove, medium pan

How long does it take?

10 minutes

What's in it?

1 1/2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 Tablespoon honey
1 cinnamon stick
1 cup skim milk
2 Tablespoons low-fat whipped topping

How to make it:

Step 1: Sweeten the cocoa.
Mix the cocoa and honey together in a small bowl, and set aside.

Step 2: Prepare the mug.
Set the cinnamon stick in your mug.

Step 3: Heat it up.
Pour the skim milk in to a medium pan. Place over medium heat. Stir in the cocoa mixture and cook until the cocoa is warm (this should take about 6 minutes).

Step 4: Serve it.
Pour the hot cocoa over the cinnamon stick in your mug. Add whipped topping (optional).

Nutrition breakdown:

Calories 149, Protein 8 g, Carbohydrate 29 g, Fat 0, Vitamin A 500 IU (62% of RDA), Vitamin B12 1 mg (46% of RDA), Calcium 304 mg (25% of RDA)

What's in it for you?

Making your own hot chocolate with milk gives you more bone-building calcium than you'll find in the instant cocoa packets.

Chef's tip:

The basic homemade hot cocoa recipe is cocoa, sugar, and milk in the amounts of this recipe. Start with that, and play with your favorite spices and flavors like mint or almond for endless hot cocoa variations.

Cocoa does not always mix easily into liquids. Prevent lumps by mixing the sweetener into the cocoa before mixing into liquids, or mix just a little liquid into the cocoa, and stir to get the lumps out. Then add this cocoa concentrate to your liquid.

For a creamier cocoa without added fat, try evaporated skim milk!

Last Modified Date: 10/20/2000