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Befores & Afters Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate

Chef Robin shares her homemade hot cocoa recipe: “I often make my own hot cocoa. It’s easy with a microwave, and low in calories if you use non-fat milk.  Real hot chocolate is divine and uses chocolate, not cocoa, and full fat milk or cream. It is a very special treat!  But this hot cocoa is fast and easy (and a great way to increase healthy dairy in one’s diet.)”



1. Using equal parts cocoa and sugar– about a heaping teaspoon of each for 8 oz of milk, put the sugar and cocoa in a mug, and add a dash of water.

2. Microwave for 15 seconds, stir, top off with non fat milk, and microwave again till hot.

3. Optional: add a few grains of salt and a drop of vanilla. Of course, marshmallows are fun too.


easy warm drink 

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