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Spanish Hot Chocolate Recipe

Spanish style hot chocolate is super decadent and thick enough to stand a churro in it. We lightened up this sweet treat with less chocolate and zero milk, while still keeping it creamy. Sip happy knowing that dark chocolate has healthy antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also been shown to lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels, too.

Hot Chocolate

Photo by Perry Santanachote

Serves 6

The Skinny

Per 4-ounce cup:

  • 122 cal
  • 9 g fat (4 g sat)
  • 13 g carbs
  • 61 mg sodium
  • 3 g fiber
  • 2.3 g protein

Total time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup boiling water
4 ounces high quality bittersweet chocolate (70% cocoa), finely chopped
2 cups unsweetened almond milk mixed with 2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon Stevia
1 two-inch orange rind

Preparation

  1. Combine boiling water and chopped chocolate in a medium saucepan, stirring until chocolate melts.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook over medium-low heat, stirring with a whisk for 5 minutes or until tiny bubbles form around the edge of the pan (do not boil).
  3. Remove orange rind and ladle hot chocolate into six small mugs; serve immediately.

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