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hot cocoa in a decorative porcelain cup

Hot Cocoa

Make low FODMAP Hot Cocoa with lactose-free milk and high quality cocoa powder.

Course: Beverage, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 4 Servings
Calories: 91 kcal
Author: Dédé Wilson


  • 2 tablespoons sifted natural cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cups (480 ml) lactose-free whole milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Whisk together the cocoa, sugar and a little it of milk in a saucepan until smooth, then whisk in remaining milk. Bring just to a simmer over low-medium heat, whisking occasionally until piping hot. Whisk in vanilla, divide into cups and serve.


  • You could double the cocoa and sugar and it would still be low FODMAP, but we like this hot cocoa a little lighter as it is. If you want something more intense, try our Hot Chocolate.
  • Make a minty version substituting peppermint extract for the vanilla.
  • You can make this with unsweetened almond milk.

If You Can Tolerate

  • Lactose: If you have passed the lactose challenge, feel free to use regular milk.


Nutrition Facts
Hot Cocoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.