clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Healthier hot chocolate, topped with mini marshmallows, in a grey mug on a stack of two white marble coasters.

Healthier Hot Chocolate

  • Author: Ali
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This healthy hot cocoa is both low sugar and low calorie, making it the perfect treat that won’t ruin your diet. With its satisfying milky, chocolatey taste, you’d never know this is a healthy hot cocoa drink.


  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon artificial sweetener
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • mini marshmallows (optional)



  • Use high quality cocoa powder. Since the chocolate flavor comes entirely from cocoa powder in this recipe, make sure to use a quality powder for the best taste.
  • Vegan Option: To make this hot chocolate vegan, replace the cow’s milk with almond milk or oat milk instead.
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Category: Hot Chocolate
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 hot chocolate
  • Calories: 78
  • Sugar: 6.5g
  • Sodium: 57mg
  • Fat: 2.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.8g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.2g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Protein: 4.7g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg

Keywords: winter drinks, healthy drinks