Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa


I was messing around in my kitchen one day and was craving hot cocoa. Since I only had dark chocolate on hand, I used that, and for a festive touch added cinnamon. Pour into a mug and top with whipped cream or marshmallows, if desired. Serve hot.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
1 cup


  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 1 ½ teaspoons brown sugar, or to taste

  • 2 ounces dark chocolate (such as Moser Roth® 85% Dark Chocolate), or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream, or more to taste

  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon, or more to taste


  1. Heat milk in a saucepan over medium heat until just before boiling, 3 to 4 minutes. Add brown sugar and stir until dissolved, about 1 minute. Stir dark chocolate into milk until melted, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and stir cream and cinnamon into milk mixture.


For creamier cocoa, use more heavy cream. I also like to put whipped cream at the bottom of the mug and pour the cocoa over it.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

493 Calories
28g Fat
57g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 493
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 17g 83%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 317mg 24%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 538mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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