Low Fat Hot Chocolate Recipe

This hot chocolate is quick and easy to prepare on a cold winter afternoon or as a light after dinner dessert. It is smooth and has a full flavored chocolate taste yet low in fat and high in calcium.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 level tsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp sugar

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, add milk, cocoa and sugar and heat, stirring constantly until milk comes to a simmer. Serve immediately.
  2. Milk: 2% vs. Skim: - You might think that milk labeled "2% Fat" is 98% fat-free. That's not true. The percentages of fat on milk cartons are by weight, not by percentage of total calories. It's calories from fat that you want to limit. An 8 oz glass of 2% milk has nearly 5 grams of fat. Read the chart below. Then switch to skim or 1% milk.
  3. Whole, 3.3% - Calories 150; Fat 8.5 g; % Calories From Fat 51
  4. 2% - Calories 120; Fat 4.7 g; % Calories From Fat 35
  5. 1% - Calories 100; Fat 2.5 g; % Calories From Fat 22
  6. Skim - Calories 85; Fat 0.4 g; % Calories From Fat 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Amount Per Serving

Calories
95
% Daily Value*
  • Total Fat
    1g
    2%
  • Saturated Fat
    0.5g
    3%
  • Cholesterol
    5mg
    2%
  • Sodium
    130mg
    5%
  • Total Carbohydrate
    18g
    6%
  • Dietary Fiber
    1g
    4%
  • Sugars
  • Protein
    9g
    18%
Calcium 309mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.