Skinny Hot Cocoa

Skinny Hot Cocoa


Skinny Hot Cocoa |

Even though it’s summer, here in the mountains I crave at least one cup of hot cocoa daily. Let’s face it…anyway to get some chocolate into my world is a great thing!

Skinny Hot Cocoa requires only 4 things…any kinda milk, cocoa powder, H2O & your favorite sweetener.

Why am I posting something soooooo simple? So you can avoid those little packages of processed cocoa powders.

Drink up!

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Nothing like a steamy cup of hot cocoa when you roll out of bed.

Sometimes I find it crazy fun to post the most simple of recipes. But then I realize that these are my go-to daily creations and they need to be blogged.

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I love the taste of good chocolate. Packaged hot cocoa doesn’t do it for me…it’s too sweet & I can hardly taste the cocoa.

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Cocoa powder is super fun to shoot with a macro lens.


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You might need to experiment with unsweetened cocoa powders to find the one you like the most.

I usually reach for Trader Joe’s, Scharffen Berger, Ghiradelli and Hershey’s. I like fancy ones too.

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If you want chocolate milk…simply add some ice.

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Have a great weekend & enjoy your chocolatey sips!

Skinny Hot Cocoa

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 2 minutes

Yield: 1 cup of Hot Cocoa

Skinny Hot Cocoa


  • Milk (any kind) I like unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • Hot Water
  • 1 heaping tablespoon Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Natural Sweetener (to taste) I like my Vanilla Stevia Drops


  • Get your favorite mug. Fill it half way with hot water. Stir in cocoa powder, sweetener & fill the rest with milk. Stir again. Microwave for one minute.

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35 Responses to Skinny Hot Cocoa

  1. You have no idea how awesome this is! Since I was little my mom has always gotten up and made cups of hot chocolate instead of coffee. Hot chocolate is her coffee. No seriously, she drinks 2-3 cups with breakfast and I am following in the very same path since I am not a coffee drinker either! I love this recipe!

  2. About 3-4 yrs ago I put a recipe on my site for Skinny Hot Cocoa but the pics were horrendous and so the post has sort of died. I love what you did here and a few times a week in the winter I make hot cocoa the same way: almond milk, cocoa, stevia. My fave warm treat! Pinned!

  3. I’m right there with you, Marla! We need to get away from processed foods. I, too, enjoy unsweetened almond milk and the vanilla flavored is wonderful as well. Love your logic with posting simple recipes. I need to do a few of those! Thanks so much for sharing. Pinning!

    • Oh I bet Georgia!! When I was there in June it was crazy steamy hot. Certainly hot cocoa was not on my mind either. Cool here in the mountains thank goodness 😉

  4. I, too, love those mugs. I’m collecting a lot of “make in a cup” recipes and my dainty 70s mugs are way too small. Will you share where you found them? Thanks so much.

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