Spiced hot cocoa

Gluten Free Low Sodium

These spices give more than flavor to hot cocoa! Thanks to their antioxidants ("cancer fighters"), they help with digestive and heart health, and boost immunity too!


1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
pinch ground cayenne pepper
5 cups low-fat (1%) milk


1. In a medium saucepan, combine cocoa powder, sugar and spices. Stir. Add 1 cup milk, stirring, until sugar is dissolved.
2. Add remaining milk, stir and heat over medium-high heat until warm. (Do not boil.)
3. Pour into mugs and enjoy!  

Preparation Time: 2 to 3 minutes

Cook Time: 7 to 9 minutes

Cook Temperature: Medium-high

Pan Size: Medium saucepan

Cook Method: Stovetop

Makes 6 servings

Recipe contains: milk

Carb choices per serving: 2

First Published: 10/14/2018
Last Reviewed: 10/14/2018

spiced hot cocoa
Stir your hot cocoa with a cinnamon stick between sips to add even more cinnamon flavor!
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