Spiced Hot Chocolate

This hot chocolate is so yummy and so easy to make you’ll wonder why you ever used the store-bought powder varieties.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Makes: 4 servings



Skim milk

4 cups (1 L)

Unsweetened cocoa powder

4 Tbsp (60 mL)


4 Tbsp (60 mL)


1/4 tsp (1 mL)

For garnish:


Cinnamon sticks


at least 50% dark chocolate

15 g (1/2 oz)


  1. Warm milk over medium-low heat. Whisk in cocoa powder, sugar and cinnamon. Heat until hot but do not boil.
  2. Divide into four mugs and serve with the cinnamon stir stick (optional).
  3. To make the garnish: Heat the chocolate in a small microwavable bowl. Dip one end of each cinnamon stick into the chocolate and place on a wax paper lined plate. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes. Use the cinnamon stick for stirring.

© Reproduced with permission from the Heart and Stroke Association of Canada 2008.

Nutrition Information per serving (1 cup/250 mL):

Calories: 172 kcal

Protein: 10 g

Fat: 3 g

Carbohydrate: 31 g

Fibre: 2 g

Sodium: 111 mg

Calcium: 327 mg

Iron: 1 mg

Last Update – September 29, 2017

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