The Little Nell Hot Cocoa

The Little Nell Hot Cocoa
Staff Writer

Courtesy of The Little Nell

The Hot Cocoa at 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, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 35g 53%
  • Carbs 38g 13%
  • Saturated 21g 107%
  • Fiber 2g 9%
  • Sugars 35g
  • Monounsaturated 10g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 9g 17%
  • Cholesterol 90mg 30%
  • Sodium 248mg 10%
  • Calcium 265mg 26%
  • Magnesium 62mg 16%
  • Potassium 434mg 12%
  • Iron 1mg 7%
  • Zinc 2mg 12%
  • Phosphorus 278mg 40%
  • Vitamin A 235µg 26%
  • Vitamin C 2mg 4%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 7%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 23%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 2%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 5%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 11µg 3%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 13%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 4%
  • Vitamin K 4µg 6%
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