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Wildcat Fitness Recipe of the Week: Spiced Hot Chocolate

  • by jHodgson
  • January 16, 2013

Nothing warms you up on a cold night like a mug of steaming Hot Chocolate. This recipe for Spiced Hot Chocolate adds in extra heat to warm you up even faster:


Spiced Hot Chocolate


Recipe Yield:  4 servings, 1 cup each

Total Cook Time: 5 minutes




Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Makes about 5 ½ cups dry mix

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 ½ cups powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch


Make it Spiced:

  • 4 cups 1% milk
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 4 cinnamon sticks



  1. In a large bowl, combine sugar, cocoa, powdered milk, salt, and cornstarch. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated evenly.
  2. Fill four mugs halfway with hot chocolate mix. Store leftover mix in an air-tight container for future use.
  3. Heat a medium-sized pot over medium heat. Add in milk, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper. Stir until heated, being careful not to scald milk.
  4. Pour approximately 1 cup of milk mixture into each mug. Mix until spiced milk and hot chocolate mix are evenly blended. Add a cinnamon stick into each mug and serve.



Per serving: 175 calories; 4 g fat ( 2 g sat , 1 g mono ); 12 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 1 g fiber; 161 mg sodium; 487 mg potassium.


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