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No-sugar-added minty hot cocoa

Who doesn’t like a nice, warm beverage to keep them toasty during the chilly winter months? Ditch the sugary versions and opt for this guilt-free hot chocolate instead. 


2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1–2 packets of a sweetener or an all-natural sweetener like stevia
Dash of salt
1 cup 1% milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon peppermint extract


  1. Mix cocoa, sweetener and salt in a mug.
  2. Microwave the milk for about a minute and a half or until hot.
  3. Slowly add milk to the cocoa mixture, stirring as you go.
  4. Add vanilla and peppermint and stir.
  5. Enjoy!