Simplest Hot Chocolate (with Maple Syrup and No Refined Sugar)


This hot chocolate recipe made with maple syrup and milk has just the right amount of cocoa and the hint of sweetness my palate desires!

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


  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Pour milk into a microwave-safe measuring cup. Heat in the microwave until hot, about 1 minute and 30 seconds.

  2. Place maple syrup, cocoa, and vanilla into a mug. Pour in 1/3 of the hot milk and stir well. Add remaining hot milk.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

217 Calories
9g Fat
28g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 217
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 101mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 9g
Calcium 296mg 23%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 475mg 10%

* 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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