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The Best Hot Chocolate

The Best Hot Chocolate uses high quality chocolate and will be low FODMAP if made with lactose-free milk - and if you heed the servings sizes.

Course: Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American, French
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 4 Servings
Calories: 206 kcal
Author: Dédé Wilson


  • 2 cups (480 ml) lactose-free whole milk
  • 4 ounces (115 g) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, very finely chopped


  1. Bring the milk to a simmer in a saucepan, then remove from heat. Whisk in the chocolate then cover and let sit for a minute or two. Whisk again to help chocolate melt and incorporate with the milk. Whisk very well until blended and smooth.

  2. Cover and let sit for a few minutes; this rest allows it to thicken slightly. Divide into cups and serve immediately.


If You Can Tolerate

  • Lactose: If you have passed the lactose challenge, feel free to use regular milk.
Nutrition Facts
The Best Hot Chocolate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.