Low Calorie Peppermint Hot Chocolate

low calorie peppermint hot chocolate

This Low Calorie Peppermint Hot Chocolate is just 53 calories! It’s low sugar and low carb too, I know you’ll love this healthy version of a peppermint hot chocolate.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips chopped
  • 1 tablespoon All-Natural Zero Calorie Sugar (see recipe card) or sugar
  • 1-2 drops Pure Peppermint Extract

Low Calorie Peppermint Hot Chocolate

low calorie peppermint hot chocolate

Healthy Peppermint Hot Chocolate Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep

  • The Night Before – Add the dry ingredients for your peppermint hot chocolate into your mug and cover. Leave on the countertop (or the fridge of you have pets) until the next morning. You can also measure the almond milk and water ahead of time and leave in the fridge for an effortless morning routine. 

Leftover Storage

  • Fridge Storage – Add any leftover latte to a jar. Close and store in the fridge for 2-3 days. Serve chilled over ice.
  • Freezer Storage – Cool then pour any leftover peppermint hot chocolate into ice cube molds, and freeze solid (about 4 hours). Then pop out of the mold and move to a freezer bag to avoid freezer burn. Will hold for 1 month in the freezer and is perfect in chilled smoothies and drinks.
low calorie peppermint hot chocolate

Low Calorie Peppermint Hot Chocolate

low calorie peppermint hot chocolate

Low Calorie Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Lose Weight By Eating
This peppermint hot chocolate is low calorie and so easy to make.
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.
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5 from 1 vote
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



  • 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, sugar and peppermint extract. 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
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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.

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