Starbucks Hot Chocolate Made Skinny

A piping hot cup of chocolate is delightfully nostalgic. Starbucks makes a really yummy, decadent drink but it’s loaded with calories. I usually get the one made with fat-free milk and no whipped cream. But it still has 32 grams of sugar. Except for the sugar found in fat-free milk, I’m not adding any sugar to my skinny hot chocolate and it still tastes fantastic! Each 12 oz serving has 131 calories and 3 grams of fatEnjoy every sweet, chocolatey, dreamy sip!
Starbucks Hot Chocolate Made Skinny

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Make 1 (12-ounce) serving.

Food Facts
Instant nonfat dry milk can be found in most supermarkets. It’s made completely from dairy, so it’s well-suited as drinking milk but is shelf-stable. It dissolves instantly in liquid. Instant milk has a good amount of both calcium and protein.
Since this hot chocolate is made with fat-free milk, adding a little instant nonfat dry milk truly makes it taste richer.

Serving Tips
This also makes a delicious, cold chocolate drink. Chill in the refrigerator or add a few ice cubes.

WW SmartPoints
WW SmartPoints 5-Green

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 (12-ounce) serving.
131 calories, 3g fat, 2g sat. fat, 5mg chol, 12g protein, 22g carbs, 2g fiber, 134mg sod, 16g sugar
For 1 Starbucks 12 ounce (tall) hot chocolate made with fat-free milk
190 calories, 2g fat, 5mg chol. 11g protein, 37g carbs, 1g fiber, 110mg sod, 32g sugar


Starbucks Hot Chocolate Made Skinny

Starbucks Hot Chocolate Made Skinny

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 131 kcal


  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon instant nonfat dry milk, see food facts
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder (choose a good quality one like Ghirardelli, Droste, or Scharffen Berger)
  • 2 teaspoons Truvia, Splenda, or Equal (~3 packages)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a small pot, add all the ingredients. Using a whisk or spoon, stir together while heating over medium heat. Continue to mix while heating. Don’t worry if there are still a few little clumps of cocoa, they will be dissolved in the blender.
  • Once hot, pour into blender and whip for 20 seconds. This makes it frothy good!


Serving: 12ouncesCalories: 131kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 12gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 134mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16gBlue Smart Points: 5Green Smart Points: 5Plus Points: 4
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