"healthified" Decadent Hot Chocolate

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

A recipe from Tablespoon.com that makes a healthier version of hot chocolate. 50% fewer calories, 77% less fat and 20% more calcium than the original recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 2 12 cups nonfat milk (skim)
  • 12 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 14 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 1/2 oz)
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Mix together the sugar and cocoa in a 2-quart saucepan. Stir in the skim milk and half and half until well blended and cook until heated. Do not bring to a boil. Remove pan from heat.
  2. Whisk in chocolate chips and stir until chips are melted and the milk mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla and pour into 4 mugs to serve.
Most Helpful

Excellent Hot Chocolate Lauralie. I enjoyed it so much. I used 1% milk and dairy milk chips. So yummy, I did garnish mine with whipped cream. Thanks for sharing Lauralie, I will be making this decadent treat again. :)

Baby Kato February 09, 2010

OUTSTANDING HOT CHOCOLATE! I did use 2% fat milk instead of the nonfat kind, but other than that the recipe was followed, & we thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful chocolate fix! Will certainly be making this one again & again! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Make My Recipe]

Sydney Mike February 02, 2010

I really enjoyed your hot chocolate this morning in place of my coffee. Used Splenda for the sugar and shaved bittersweet chocolate for the chips. Also added a fair pinch of cinnamon. Delicious! Thanks sweetie for a lovely treat.

Annacia November 28, 2015