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Hot Chocolate Made Skinny

A piping hot cup of chocolate is delightfully nostalgic. Starbucks makes a really yummy, decadent drink but it’s loaded with calories. I usually get the one made with fat-free milk and no whipped cream. But it still has 32 grams of sugar. Except for the sugar found in fat-free milk, I’m not adding any sugar to my skinny hot chocolate and it still taste fantastic! Each 12 oz serving has 139 calories, 3 grams of fat and 4 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUSEnjoy every sweet, chocolatey, dreamy sip!

Hot Chocolate Made Skinny

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes


1 cup fat-free milk

1 tablespoon instant nonfat dry milk, see food facts

1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder (choose a good quality one like, Ghirardelli, Droste or Scharffen Berger)

2 teaspoons Truvia, Splenda or Equal (~3 packages)

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract


1. In a small pot, add all the ingredients. Using a whisk or spoon, stir together while heating over medium heat. Continue to mix while heating. Don’t worry if there are still a few little clumps of cocoa, they will dissolved in the blender.

2. Once hot, pour into blender and whip for 20 seconds. This makes it frothy good!

Make 1 (12-ounce) serving.

Food Facts
Instant nonfat dry milk can be found in most supermarkets. It’s made completely from dairy, so it’s well-suited as a drinking milk but is shelf stable. It dissolves instantly in liquid. Instant milk has a good amount of both calcium and protein.

Since this hot chocolate is made with fat-free milk, adding a little instant nonfat dry milk truly makes it taste richer.

Serving Tip
This also makes a delicious, cold chocolate drink. Chill in refrigerator or add a few ice cubes.

Weight Watchers
(old points) 2

Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 4

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 (12-ounce) serving.
139 calories, 3g fat, 5mg chol, 12g protein, 22g carbs, 3g fiber, 134mg sod, 16g sugar

FAT FACTS: For 1 Starbucks 12 ounce (tall) hot chocolate made with fat-free milk
190 calories, 2g fat, 5mg chol. 11g protein, 37g carbs, 1g fiber, 110mg sod, 32g sugar
Find more delicious recipes on Nancy Fox’s website, Skinny Kitchen

Nancy Fox

Nancy Fox is no stranger to the food industry. She founded Mrs. Beasley's, a gift-basket company featuring baskets full of decadent baked goods. It became the "hot" gift to give among the Hollywood community. 
Nancy later opened 2 low fat restaurants called Nancy’s Healthy Kitchen. Her line of reduced-fat cookies were featured on "Oprah's Favorites" gift show. Continuing her passion for cooking and baking Nancy created a recipe website called Skinny Kitchen. Each week she shares skinny recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, food finds and the healthy benefits of many recipes. There’s also nutritional facts and Weight Watchers POINTS on each recipe.

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