Homemade Hot Chocolate

Yield: 1 mug; can easily be doubled or tripled...


  • 2 oz./55 g good quality semisweet chocolate--at least 66% cocoa
  • 1/3 C. (80 g) low fat milk
  • 2 tsp./10 g sugar


  1. Add the sugar to the lowfat milk. Heat just until the boiling point over low heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the roughly chopped chocolate, cover and set aside.
  3. After 5-10 minutes, stir gently until uniform in color.
  4. Reheat to the boiling point and serve. Garnish as desired with: marshmallows, whipped cream, instant coffee, peppermint, Bailey's, cinnamon, etc.


  1. 1-3-2021

    How delicious that will be…hot chocolate is good for the soul….
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    This could be addicitng.
    Great to hear from you!
    Happy New Year, alvina

  2. 1-5-2021

    I will try this. Sounds amazing!
    I just learned about heated almond milk (plain/original), a bit of stevia sweetener, and a couple of drops of almond flavoring. It is SO good, and so low sugar.
    Coming off a holiday “eat ’til you explode” diet. Looking for ways to get back to low carb again…
    Happy New Year!

    • 1-7-2021

      Oh, I know what you mean about the after-holiday diet! We’ve learned that the best way is to eat all things in moderation. It’s the “in moderation” part that’s hard, isn’t it? Maybe the hot chocolate can be a reward for reaching a weight goal. Happy New Year!

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