Hello, if you are new here welcome! I try to post at least one new recipe a week on my blog on either Tuesday or Thursday. Lately, I’ve been working on older content because I have so many older recipes on this site that need to be updated I can only post one new recipe a week. My other blog foodietstyling also keeps me busy and that is where I share articles that aren’t recipes.
This week’s recipe is a recipe that you might already know how to make or didn’t know how to make at home. It is so easy to just go to the grocery store and buy a box of the premade cocoa mix but you don’t need to do that anymore! I used to buy a box of hot cocoa mix packets every year when the weather started getting cooler out and never made it. I’d find them in my pantry during the Summertime and forgot I had bought that. Does anyone else ever do this?
You probably have everything you need to make hot chocolate in your pantry already. Making hot chocolate only requires 3 easy ingredients you probably already have at home. Milk, sugar or sweetener of choice, and cocoa powder. That is it. You don’t need anything else. Heat up your milk on the stove or however else you do that and while the milk heats up add equal parts sugar and cocoa powder to a mug and mix.
Flavoring up your own hot chocolate mix is also really fun. I buy the different flavored syrups for the Holiday season to add into your hot chocolate. My favorites are peppermint and pumpkin.
If you wish you to add the flavored syrups to your hot cocoa add it into the milk when it is heating up on the stove.
Tips for Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate
I found marshmallow peep ghosts at Target. They are seasonal and located in the Halloween section.
Types of Milk : I used almond milk because I have a dairy sensitivity. Any type of milk can be used with this. If you are allergic to almond milk find milk that you can actually drink.
How to make Hot Chocolate
- Add the sugar and cocoa powder to a mug and stir to combine.
- Add milk to a small saucepan and place on the stovetop over medium heat.
- When the milk is at a temperature of heat that you like to ladle the milk into the mug with the cocoa powder and sugar and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
- Add marshmallows on top if you like.
Is this hot chocolate Weight Watcher Friendly?
The recipe below is 4 points for 1 cup of hot chocolate. I use regular sugar because certain sugar substitutes do not agree with my digestion. If you wish to make this hot chocolate even lower in points you can add a packet of Splenda to make the hot chocolate only 1 point.
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1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon of sugar or 1 sweetener packet such as Splenda
Sugar-free flavored syrups of choice – optional
Marshmallows – optional
Add the sugar and cocoa powder to a mug and stir to combine.
Add milk to a small saucepan and place on the stovetop over medium heat.
When the milk is at a temperature or heat that you like ladle the milk into the mug with the cocoa powder and sugar and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
Add marshmallows on top if you like.
WW Freestyle Points: 4
See notes above on how to lower points more
- Category: Drink
- Method: Stovetop
- Serving Size: 1 cup
Keywords: dairy free hot chocolate
I am not affiliated with WW formerly known as Weight Watchers in any way. I am just a member who likes to create WW recipes and share them with everyone. I am by no means a nutritionist but try my best to figure out nutrition info for every recipe. Freestyle is the name of the current program of WW and smart points are calculated for the recipes.
How is this a WW recipe?
NO FOOD is off limits on WW and WW themselves stresses that a lot on their social media pages. That is one reason why I love WW. You can pretty much eat ANYTHING to lose weight just as long as you stay in your daily points range or are in a calorie deficit.