Low Calorie Hot Chocolate

Low Calorie Hot Chocolate

This Low Calorie Hot Chocolate is just 53 calories and made with metabolism boosting almond milk! Best of all, I added real chocolate chips to the skinny hot chocolate, so it’s the real thing, and so much better than hot chocolate packets!

Low Calorie Hot Chocolate

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon All-Natural Zero Calorie Sugar (see recipe card below)

Ingredient Swaps:

  • Almond Milk– Coconut, cashew, oat, and cows milk also work great in this recipe!
  • Cinnamon– swap it out for 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips– try sugar free or regular chocolate chips
  • All-Natural Zero Calorie Sugar – monk fruit sugar, coconut sugar, regular sugar and even maple syrup are great swaps
Low Calorie Hot Chocolate

Low Calorie Hot Chocolate Recipe

Low Calorie Hot Chocolate

Low Calorie Hot Chocolate (JUST 53 CALORIES)

Lose Weight By Eating
This hot chocolate is low calorie and so easy to make. If you have a craving for chocolate, this is the one you will want.
You can lower the calories and sugar more with Sugar Free Chocolate Chips, just make sure to get all natural as the fake sugars can cause weight gain.
Special Tip: If you don't have or like cinnamon, swap it out for 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 53 kcal


  • small sauce pan
  • Whisk


  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips chopped
  • 1 tablespoon All-Natural Zero Calorie Sugar


  • Add the milk and cinnamon sticks to a small sauce pot.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat to the lowest setting and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the cinnamon sticks and add in the cocoa, chocolate chips, and sugar. Whisk well until the chocolate melts and the milk gets a bit frothy.
  • Pour into a mug and serve hot.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 53kcalCarbohydrates: 4.8gProtein: 1.9gFat: 3.5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 99mgPotassium: 21mgFiber: 2.6gSugar: 2.3gCalcium: 270mgIron: 2mg
Keyword hot chocolate, low calorie hot chocolate
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

About the Author

Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

After a one year 150 pound weight loss (and I’ve kept it off for 13 years!) I started sharing all of my low calorie recipes with the world. They are always all-natural and geared around weight loss and weight management. I have even made some of these recipes with my Biggest Loser pal Bob Harper! Check out my weight loss story, my best selling cookbooks, and my numerous TV appearances by clicking here.

Low Calorie Hot Chocolate

Nutrition and Calories in Hot Chocolate

More Weight Loss Recipes:

Lose Weight By Eating Cookbooks

Share this Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipe: