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White demitasse cup and saucer with sugar free hot chocolate

Sugar Free Hot Chocolate

The secret to really good sugar free hot chocolate is to make it so good it doesn't even need sweetener! The trick is to use the very best ingredients.

Course Beverage
Cuisine French
Keyword chocolate, cocoa
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 100 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup milk any kind, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • salt
  • sugar free sweetener to taste, if desired


  1. Add the cocoa powder and water to a small pot. Heat over medium heat for a minute or two, whisking continuously, until the mixture forms a thick, smooth, and glossy paste.

  2. Add 1/4 cup of milk and whisk until the mixture is completely smooth again. Add another 1/4 cup of milk and whisk again until smooth. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of milk and whisk until smooth.

  3. Stir in the vanilla and a generous pinch of salt. Heat the hot chocolate until is is just barely steaming, but do not let it simmer or boil. Add sugar free sweetener to taste, if desired. Makes two 1/2 cup servings, or the equivalent of four demitasse cups.

Nutrition Facts
Sugar Free Hot Chocolate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 56mg2%
Potassium 325mg9%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 198IU4%
Calcium 152mg15%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.