Making your own hot chocolate takes only minutes and allows you to reduce the sugar and artificial sweeteners found in store-bought mixes. This recipe uses milk to add protein and honey for natural sweetness.
Yield: 1 serving
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup non-fat milk
- 1 ½ tsp honey
- 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Pinch of chili powder
- Place the cocoa in a small saucepan. Whisk in 2 tablespoons of the milk until mostly smooth. Continue to add the milk 2 to 3 tablespoons at a time as you whisk. Once half of the milk has been added, turn the heat to medium. Finish whisking in the milk as the hot chocolate begins to warm.
- Add the honey and continue whisking until the hot chocolate is warmed through, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and whisk in the cinnamon, nutmeg and chili powder. Pour into a mug and serve.