It is definitely hot chocolate weather, but those packaged hot chocolate mixes contain corn syrup and hydrogenated oil. Make this time honored winter beverage a healthier treat.
1 cup lowfat milk
1 cinnamon stick
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons water
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Dark chocolate, as a garnish
Heat the milk and the cinnamon stick until just simmering. In a mug, combine the cocoa powder, sugar and water and stir to make a paste. Remove the cinnamon stick from the milk. Pour the milk into the mug and stir to mix well. Add the vanilla extract and stir. Grate a little dark chocolate on top for garnish.
Nutrition information: Calories: 139; Fat: 3g (Saturated Fat: 1.5g); Protein: 9g; Carbohydrates: 20g; Sugar: 18g; Fiber: 0.5g; Cholesterol: 12mg; Sodium: 8mg
Printable recipe available at: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/hot-chocolate-recipe-1957244