The Little Nell Hot Cocoa

Courtesy of The Little Nell

Hot cocoa and skiing: you can’t have one without the other. With this in mind, executive pastry chef Danielle Riesz of five-star ski resort The Little Nell in Aspen, Colo., created a classic cocoa recipe that is sure to warm anyone up after a long day in the snow. Using Trudelia chocolate, cocoa powder, half-and-half, granulated sugar, and a pinch of salt, Riesz crafts an irresistible cocoa that is as idyllic and delightful as the snowy slopes of Aspen. It has all the joys of skiing on a brisk winter day — without any of the challenge!


Bring the half-and-half to boil, and whisk in sugar. Bring back to a boil. Whisk in cocoa powder, chocolate, and salt.


Calories per serving:

472 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 69g 106%
  • Carbs 76g 25%
  • Saturated 43g 213%
  • Fiber 5g 18%
  • Sugars 69g
  • Protein 17g 34%
  • Cholesterol 179mg 60%
  • Sodium 354mg 15%
  • Calcium 529mg 53%
  • Magnesium 124mg 31%
  • Potassium 867mg 25%
  • Iron 2mg 14%
  • Zinc 4mg 24%
  • Phosphorus 556mg 79%
  • Vitamin A 1,713IU 34%
  • Vitamin C 4mg 7%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 13%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 46%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 3%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 11%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 22µg 5%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 27%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 9%
  • Vitamin K 9µg 11%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 21g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 3g
See detailed nutritional info Have a question about nutritional data? Let us know.

Bring your favorite dish to our table

Join the Daily Meal's Community and Share your Thoughts

The Daily Meal Editors and Community Say...