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Protein Hot Chocolate Recipe

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Here’s a quick, high protein hot chocolate recipe for you to enjoy.

hot chocolate with whipped cream

This is such a great way to get in extra protein and get a treat at the same time.

This can be made two different ways, or really using any recipe you’d like and adding in one of the protein sources mentioned below.

How to make protein hot chocolate

Okay, there are a couple different ways to get a serving of protein in your glass of hot chocolate.

My FAVORITE way is to make my normal hot chocolate, but replace the milk with 1 cup of skim Fairlife milk. It’s lactose free and super high protein. 1 cup will give you THIRTEEN grams of protein!

Then, I mix in my hot cocoa mix and microwave for 1-1 1/2 minutes. After this, I add in 2 ounces of Chocolate Premier Protein Shake.

This adds roughly 5 more grams of protein to my glass. They also have a Caramel Protein Shake, which I sometimes add instead for a caramel hot chocolate. Soo good!

Once I’ve done this, my hot chocolate then has a whopping 18 grams of protein! Sure, it’s not insanely high, but as a snack that’s pretty ideal.

Single serving homemade recipe:

  • 1 c Fairlife Milk
  • 2 tbs sugar (or equiv. sugar substitute)
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces premier protein shake in chocolate or caramel flavor
  1. Microwave milk for 1- 1 1/2 minutes.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients.

When I’m making a big batch for the whole family, I will just use Ibarra chocolate mixed with the milk on the stove using an immersion blender. I just don’t pour the premier protein into the kids’ mugs.

This next way is definitely not for everyone. If you follow IIFYM, it’s a lot more macro friendly.

  • 1 c milk of choice
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  1. Microwave milk for 1-1 1/2 minutes.
  2. Stir in protein powder and enjoy.
  3. Optional, add in premier protein shake for added protein, but not necessary as you will most likely get 30+ grams of protein from the 2 ingredients alone.

Truthfully, I rarely make this protein powder version because it’s just not as good. It’s popular in the IIFYM community, but it just tastes like warm protein shake to me…

Fairlife Milk

We LOVE Fairlife milk! Aside from the high protein, low carb aspect, it tastes great and is lactose free. We have been able to find it at our local grocery store as well as Walmart and Target.

If you have a store near you that carries Kroger brand products, Carbmaster milk is a similar milk. The nutrition facts are almost identical and it’s slightly cheaper.

If you don’t do dairy, my husband loves the Protein Nut Milk from Silk made from a blend of cashews and almonds. It is a little thicker, but that’s not a bad thing in hot chocolate.

Additional Notes

Truthfully, it’s all about the milk/protein shake with this recipe. If you choose to use Fairlife milk and premier protein shake, you could really do any cocoa recipe. If you really enjoy Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa packets, by all means, use that.

The protein has nothing to do the the cocoa recipe in the first version and everything to do with the milk you use.

Protein Hot Chocolate

Protein Hot Chocolate

This protein hot chocolate recipe is so easy to make and tastes delicious. The protein comes from the type of milk used, not protein powder which is why it still tastes great!

Ingredients

  • 1 c Fairlife Milk
  • 2 tbs sugar (or equiv. sugar substitute)
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces premier protein shake in chocolate or caramel flavor

Instructions

    1. Microwave milk for 1- 1 1/2 minutes.

    2. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Notes

The fairlife milk has a whopping 13 g protein per serving, plus the premier protein shake adds about 5 more grams of protein. Not bad for a tastier protein hot chocolate.

protein hot chocolate is such an easy and delicious way to get your protein in. perfect for iifym, macro counting and is a diet friendly drink!
protein hot cocoa with whipped cream
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