Our hot cocoa is rich and chocolaty without the overly sweet taste of some packaged mixes. We give it a luxurious froth with a whisk or blender—or use a cappuccino frother if you have one.
2 tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup 1% milk, divided
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of ground cinnamon
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Mix sugar, cocoa and 2 tablespoons cold milk in a mug until smooth. Heat the remaining milk in a small saucepan on the stovetop or in a 2-cup glass measure in the microwave until steaming hot but not boiling. Stir in the cocoa mixture and vanilla.
To froth the hot chocolate, whirl a whisk in it by rubbing your hands back and forth. (Alternatively, pour the hot chocolate into a blender, cover with the lid and a kitchen towel and blend until frothy.) Pour it back into the mug and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Serving size: 1 serving = 1 cup
Per serving: 220 calories; 3 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 42 g carbohydrates; 10 g protein; 14 mcg folate; 12 mg cholesterol; 38 g sugars; 479 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 317 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 109 mg sodium; 477 mg potassium
Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (32% daily value)
Carbohydrate Servings: 3
Exchanges: 2 "other" carbohydrates, 1 reduced-fat milk, 1/2 fat