The Little Nell Hot Cocoa

Staff Writer
The Little Nell Hot Cocoa
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!

2
Servings
472
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups half-and-half
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon extra brute cocoa powder
  • 1.5 Ounces 58 percent Trudelia chocolate
  • Pinch of salt

Directions

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

Cocoa 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.

Cocoa Cooking Tip

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

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
35g
53%
Sugar
35g
N/A
Saturated Fat
21g
100%
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Protein
9g
17%
Carbs
38g
13%
Vitamin A
235µg
26%
Vitamin B12
0.8µg
13.3%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
5.3%
Vitamin C
2mg
4%
Vitamin D
0.5µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.3%
Vitamin K
4µg
6%
Calcium
265mg
26%
Fiber
2g
9%
Folate (food)
11µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
11µg
3%
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
62mg
16%
Monounsaturated
10g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.3mg
1.7%
Phosphorus
278mg
40%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
434mg
12%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
22.9%
Sodium
248mg
10%
Sugars, added
24g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
12%