TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups fat-free milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat whipped topping
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 132 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 155mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1/2 fat-free milk


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first six ingredients. Gradually add milk and water; cook and stir until heated through. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Ladle into mugs; top each serving with whipped topping and sprinkle with nutmeg. Yield: 2 quarts.
Originally published as Zesty Hot Chocolate in Healthy Cooking February/March 2009, p49

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