Recipe: A Grown-Up Hot Chocolate

  • Written By:Carla Contreras

Drinking a cup of hot chocolate is magic! It has the power to bring back memories. This is a grown-up version that’s packed with protein. Feel free to keep it simple or play with optional add-ins like a shot of espresso. Try this practice the next time you make a cup: hold both of your hands around the mug and take a deep breath. It’s one of my favorite ways to relax as I sip and savor my hot chocolate.

Serves 1


Optional Add-Ins



Whisk all ingredients together in a small sauce pot and heat until warm. You can also heat the milk and place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend on low for 30-seconds. Note: Be careful to have the lid on tight, so you don’t get burned.

Chef Carla Contreras is the founder of the online cooking school Cook+Chop. She competed on season 12 of Chopped! on Food Network. She is Nutritious Life Certified, a Certified Holistic Health Coach, a food stylist, and photographer with a stacked culinary resume.

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