Recipe: Dark Chocolate Cocoa with Whipped Cream

My husband is the King of All Things Chocolate, and hot cocoa tops this King’s list of favorites.

Dark Chocolate Cocoa

Chocolate chip cookies, chocolate pudding, Rocky Road ice cream, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – you name it, he loves it.

Last Saturday as the snow was falling here in Seattle and we were settling in to watch a movie, I decided hot cocoa was in order.

Dark Chocolate Cocoa

Making a pot of cocoa is as simple as dumping cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Dark Chocolate), milk, sugar or stevia, and vanilla into a pan,  then whipping it over low heat until you can smell the chocolaty aroma fill the air.

Dark Chocolate Cocoa
Lucky for us, we’re adults so we can spike our cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps to take the chill off. But if a little nip of something isn’t your thing, you can always top yours with a billow of whipped topping.

Come to think of it, we did both!


Dark Chocolate Cocoa with Whipped Cream
Shake It Up! Try using coconut milk instead of almond milk, or use peppermint extract in place of vanilla for a spicy twist.
  • 3 cups almond milk, 30 calorie variety
  • 3 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 packets stevia
  • 4 tablespoons light whipped topping
  1. Combine almond milk, cocoa powder, vanilla and stevia in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Remove and serve topped with whipped topping.
Food energy: 160kcal
Weight Watchers PointsPlus 4
Saturated fatty acids: 2.37g
Monounsaturated fatty acids: 1.18g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 1.52g
Total fat: 5.06g
Calories from fat: 45
Cholesterol: --
Carbohydrate, by difference: 22.38g
Total dietary fiber: 3.05g
Protein: 7.70g
Total lipid (fat): 5.33g
Water: 346.09g
Ash: 3.23g
Total sugars: 13.46g
Calcium: 464mg
Iron: 2.23mg
Magnesium: 77mg
Phosphorus: 65mg
Potassium: 436mg
Sodium: 186mg
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2

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