European Style Hot Chocolate

European Style Hot Chocolate, thick and creamy, is utterly delicious.  I first discovered it many, many years ago while living in Madrid, Spain.  I have tried to recreate it numerous times with some success, but it has always been filled with calories and fat.

Today, I found this recipe by Dr, Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., a nationally recognized expert in the field of health and wellbeing, and author of several books including Cholesterol Down. She lightens the recipe with a healthier, delicious version of the classic drink.  You should try it . . . sooooo good!  Only 190 calories and 0 cholesterol.

European Style Hot Chocolate

European Style Hot Chocolate
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  • 2¼ cups vanilla soy milk
  • ½ cup natural unsweetened dark cocoa powder (or three squares of unsweetened baking chocolate, melted)
  • ¼ cup sugar (or 1/8 cup Splenda sugar blend)
  • 1½ tablespoons corn starch


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
  3. Remove from heat, pour immediately into three mugs
  4. Top with fat-free whipped topping and a dash of cocoa powder, if desired.

Servings: 3 (1/2 cup each) It is so rich that is all you will need per person.

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