Healthy Hot Cocoa

Make this Delicious & Healthy Hot Cocoa Recipe

Cold Friday mornings; working from home and a hot cup of Cocoa, dunking marshmallows in them; that’s what I call a perfect start to my winter morning. You will be reaching for this delicious healthy hot cocoa every day

I do not add any refined sugar but instead, use only a Tbsp of maple syrup and lightly sweetened Chocolate milk. I shot it during the holidays so I did add Marshmallows which did add a lot of sweetness but feel free to skip that and make this as a healthy cup of hot cocoa which will feel like a WARM HUG on those winter mornings. Enjoy! 😍😍

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Healthy Hot Cocoa Recipe

A delicious, frothy no added sugar hot cocoa is going to become your daily go-to morning drink and its Vegan-friendly!
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Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Vegetarian
Cuisine: All Cuisines
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 158kcal
Author: Gurleen


  • 1 tbsp cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 150 ml hot milk Replace with Oat or Almond milk if you are a vegan
  • 60 ml hot water
  • Marshmallows and some more cacao powder to top optional



  • In a mug; add cacao powder, maple syrup and mix using a spoon for a minute; it will begin to look like melted chocolate
  • Add in the hot milk and hot water. Mix well and top with the milk froth (Tip: If you do not have a milk frother or for quick froth; whisk the milk before heating in a microwave or gas to create a gentle froth)


  • Serve as is or top with marshmallows and/or dust with hot cocoa (if using)


Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 251IU | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 1mg
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