Wednesday, 21 December 2011

DIY: Hot Cocoa

Hey everyone, and a early Merry Christmas!
It is crazy how fast Christmas is coming! I am super happy that I was able to get the last of my families Christmas presents today :)

Lately I have been making this Hot Cocoa instead of Hot Chocolate, and I have to say that I am loving it! It isnt as sweet as Hot Chocolate, but it is a great recipe and is less than 100 calories!

What you will need:
1 Tablespoons of Unsweetened Cocoa
1 Tablespoons of White Sugar
1 Tablespoons of Milk (and percentage: Skim, 1%, ect..)
1 Cup (250 mL) Boiling Water (or heated milk)

How to make it:
  1. Blend 1 tablespoon (15mL) of Unsweetened Cocoa with 1 tablespoon (or more, depending on how sweet you would like it) of White Sugar. While you are doing this, start boiling 1.5 cups of water. (I always like to boil more water than needed just in case ^.^ )
  2. Mix in 1 tablespoon of cold milk, and mix until smooth. This may take a few minutes.
  3. Once your water has boilied, pour in 1 cup of boiling water. You can also use milk, I just perfer to use water
  4. If you would like, go ahead and add some marshmellows, whipped cream, and cherries! (I usually dont, but hey maybe you do! :) )
 This is a great winter treat! Especially for cold days!

Nutrition Info:
1 Tablespoons of Unsweetened Cocoa: ~10 calories
1 Tablespoons of White Sugar: ~ 30 calories
1 Tablespoons of Milk (Skim): ~ 5-10 calories
1 Cup (250 mL) Boiling Water: 0 calories
                                                        ~ 50 calories

Wow! Only 50 calories for Hot Cocoa! Not only is this fun to make yourself, but it has way less calories than packaged hot chocolate :)
If you do uses 1 cup of milk, or more sugar, the calories will increase.

If you try out this recipe, let me know if you like it!!
Have a wonderful week, and Happy Holidays! 


  1. i'll try this, unfortunately i don't have any cocoa left cause i made a chocolate face mask:L Great post though! less that 50 calories!


  2. Looks yummy! I'll have to try this over the holidays! :D

    Gabby :)

  3. I'm so trying this! Thanks for sharing. I love hot cocoa

  4. I also nominated you for The Versatile Blog Award! Hope you enjoy writing your post!


  5. If any of you try it, let me know what you think of it! :) I would love to know if you like it!
    And thanks for the award Gazzy, I will post about it soon! :)

    Lots of Love,

  6. Might have to try this tomorrow morning... Yum!

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comment on my blog, my love! It was very sweet of you. Of course I will follow back! I love your blog! It's so fun and different.

    Happy Holidays!

    Etienne xxx


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