Amazon Hot Chocolate

When there is a chill in the air, you want to reach for something warm, sweet, and comforting. This healthy hot chocolate...
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healthy hot chocolate

Photo courtesy of Sambazon.

When there is a chill in the air, you want to reach for something warm, sweet, and comforting. This healthy hot chocolate will put you in the mood to cozy up and stay by the fire. 

2
Servings
567
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup non-dairy milk
  • 2 Ounces dark chocolate
  • 1/16 Teaspoon ground vanilla bean
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Peppermint oil, to taste
  • 1 smoothie pack, such as Sambazon Original Smoothie Pack
  • Natural sweetener (such as honey, agave, or raw sugar), to taste

Directions

In a sauce pan, combine milk, chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, and peppermint. Warm over medium heat, stirring constantly to prevent burning or boiling. 

Once the chocolate melts and the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, turn off the heat and add in your smoothie pack. Keep stirring to melt.

Serve it up in mugs or seven each cup with honey or sugar to taste. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
26g
37%
Sugar
19g
21%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
24mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
35g
27%
Protein
47g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
751µg
100%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
30mg
40%
Vitamin E, added
7mg
47%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
516mg
52%
Choline, total
89mg
21%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
9g
36%
Folate, total
200µg
50%
Iron, Fe
11mg
61%
Magnesium, Mg
243mg
76%
Niacin
10mg
71%
Pantothenic acid
6mg
100%
Phosphorus, P
704mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
35µg
64%
Sodium, Na
336mg
22%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
5µg
33%
Water
16g
1%
Zinc, Zn
8mg
100%

Hot Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Hot Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.